Maywood Grocery Faces Possible Suspension Of Business License

October 31, 2018
Maywood, IL

By Michael Romain

During a regular meeting on Oct. 16, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to direct staff and the village attorney to conduct a hearing regarding the suspension of the business license of Maywood Grocery, 1113 Madison St. in Maywood. Trustee Ron Rivers was absent.

Michael Jurusik, the village’s attorney, said in a memo that the business “has never applied for or been issued tobacco license from the village, but continues to sell tobacco products.”

Jurusik said that the village previously “recommended not taking action on” the business’ license, but “rather recommended further code enforcement efforts to determine if the business was continuing to sell tobacco products.”

Jurusik said that Maywood Grocery incurred two violations this year for selling unstamped tobacco products with no license and has failed to appear at the code enforcement hearing for either violation. Both fines total around $2,000.

The hearing will be conducted in front of Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Jurusik said. VFP