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Old 17-09-2014, 01:02 AM   #306
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Melrose Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 25,411.. Melrose has long been home to a large Italian-American population, and the Chicago Outfit..

The suburb was the home of Kiddieland Amusement Park from 1929 until 2010, and the current home of Maywood Park Racetrack, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Stern Pinball, Inc., which is now the world's last manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines..

There is a Metra railroad station in Melrose Park with daily service to Chicago. Melrose Park is home to two hospitals, Westlake Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital..Melrose Park has been the target of many scandals involving corruption of its public officials. Former police chief Vito Scavo was indicted on federal racketeering charges after a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

Kiddieland Amusement Park, was an amusement park located just west of Chicago at the corner of North Avenue and First Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois. It was home to several classic rides including the Little Dipper roller coaster, which opened in 1929..The park closed on September 27, 2009, and demolished in 2010 to make way for a new Costco store..As of the census of 2000, there were 23,171 people, 7,631 households, and 5,448 families residing in the village..The athletic field next to the village hall is named after the late Ralph "Babe" Serpico, father of the current mayor, Ronald M. Serpico..

October 27 - The British Phonographic Industry takes out newspaper ads unveiling its new slogan: "Home Taping Is Killing Music". The ads advocate a levy on blank cassette tapes... We are the things that were and shall be again!.Spirits of the book!.To be heading into the inexorable..where only reality reigns..with cruelty and grandeur...

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