South suburban Matteson changing for the better | Chicago Citizens Newspaper

South suburban Matteson changing for the better

BY WENDELL HUTSON, Contributing Writer

Up until two years ago, Sheila Chalmers- Currin was a longtime resident of south suburban Matteson, but today she is the village’s mayor and its biggest advocate for change.

Mayor Currin moved to Matteson from Chicago in 1983 just as so many other families did looking for a change in their lives.

“Matteson is a good place to raise children,” said Chalmers-Currin, a wife and mother. “It is a place where you can live, shop and work.”

Despite the village recently losing major retailers like Carson’s and Target, Chalmers- Currin said that has not stopped new businesses from coming to Matteson.

Pete’s Fresh Market is set to open a Matteson store in 2019. Other developments underway…

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