J.W. Scott, Founder of People Cab Co., Dies At 86

Friday, December 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews   

Featured image: J.W. Scott, center, with Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey during a street renaming ceremony in November. | Courtesy Mayor Andre Harvey 

J.W. Scott, a decorated Korean War veteran who went from driving cabs part-time while working at Campbell Soup Company to founding People Cab Co., based in Bellwood, has died.

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Village People: J.W. Scott, 86, Gets His Due

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: J.W. Scott, center, is presented with an honorary street sign bearing his name by Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey on Nov. 18. | Courtesy Mayor Andre Harvey

J.W. Scott, the 86-year-old founder of People Cab Co. in Bellwood, was recently featured in a John Fountain column in the Chicago Sun-Times — the article the result of a Nov. 18 street naming ceremony. Henceforth and forevermore, a portion of St. Charles Rd. (near 30th Ave.) will be “Honorary J.W. Scott Ave.”

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