Melrose Park

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Unilever Closing Alberto Culver Plant In Melrose Park

The Alberto Culver plant in Melrose Park is shutting down, and about 600 workers will lose their jobs or be forced to transfer.


A horse stretches its legs at Maywood Park. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Maywood Park Race Track

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson takes a tour of a Melrose Park institution and talks with owners about the the thrill of harness racing.


Railroad Crossing

Report: $2.5M Spent, But Rail Crossing Congestion Panel Has Done Nothing

Twelve years ago, a panel was formed to fix a major congestion problem in the near western suburbs. So what happened?

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Luis Pichardo, 32, and Ignacio Morales, 28, have been charged with one count each of felony unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney's office)

Melrose Park Duo Caught With 2 Tons Of Marijuana

Bond has been set at $10 million for two Melrose Park men who were caught with nearly two tons of marijuana inside an Addison business.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

David Neubauer

Melrose Park Man Charged With Burning Down Dad’s House

A Melrose Park man stands charged with burning down his father’s home, where the suspect himself also lived.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Alfredo Ramirez

Police Bust West Suburban Burglary Ring

Cook County Sheriff’s Police have busted up a burglary ring that targeted homes across the near western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011


Sheriff: Man Stole $900,000 From Aunt With Alzheimer’s

A Melrose Park man has been charged with stealing more than $900,000 from his late aunt, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2011

A red-light camera in Melrose Park (CBS)

Drivers Freezing At Red-Light Camera Intersection

Signs at one red-light camera intersection in Melrose Park say right turns on red are OK after a complete stop, but drivers are wary. CBS 2 Pamela Jones reports.


Sharp Park

Boy, 17, Shot Dead In Melrose Park

A 17-year-old boy is dead, following an apparent gang shooting in Melrose Park.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Probe Launched At Recycling Plant After Worker’s Death

Workplace safety officials are investigating a west suburban recycling facility where an employee died Monday in a forklift accident.


Paranormal Cops

Paranormal Cops Track The Unknown

They are a group of Chicago area police officers by day, and paranormal investigators at night.

CBS 2–02/10/2011

Strip Club

Adult Bookstore, Exotic Dancers Sue West Suburb

A west suburban adult bookstore and two exotic dancers arrested by Melrose Park police filed a false arrest lawsuit against the village Tuesday.


Costco, Melrose Park

Costco Now Open On Kiddieland Site

The warehouse club retailer Costco has officially opened its new store in Melrose Park, on the former site of the Kiddieland amusement park.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2010


Costco Set To Open On Kiddieland Site

Starting tomorrow, Chicago area residents will be buying bulk groceries, furniture and appliances on the site where they once enjoyed rides on the Little Dipper and the Galleon.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010