Commissioners take first step toward Homewood Estates Park redesign

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners agreed Aug. 7 to submit plans for an Open Space Land and Development (OSLAD) grant to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the redesign of Homewood Estates Park. The park district worked with Upland Design to reconfigure the 15-acre park and submit the application.

 

Hutchinson sponsors legislation guaranteeing LGBTQ juror rights

Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, was a chief sponsor of legislation that will prohibit discrimination of persons from the LGBTQ community from serving as jurors. The legislation was signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The new law specifically exempts discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity. The law brings Illinois in line with court decisions in other parts of the United States.
 

Damp weather doesn't dampen fun at Homewood's Giant Block Party

There were sprinkles of rain in the air off and on during the afternoon, but area families forged ahead, enjoying the music, food and activities during Homewood's annual Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Photos by Marilyn Thomas (MT) and Eric Crump (EC) / H-F Chronicle.

New signs remind drivers to stop — and save

The village of Homewood has a deal for motorists who travel through three intersections in town. Heed a sign and save money.

Last week the village installed five signs that read, "Complete Stop FREE/Rolling Stop $164.00/Your Choice."

Guest performers join Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for 42nd season

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s 42nd season will feature performances by special guest musicians. The season is set with seven concerts, with the orchestra under the direction of maestro Stilian Kirov. The season opens at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 with a "Rhapsody in Blue" program of American composers featuring pianist Xiayin Wang. 
 

Tax incentive approved for cigar lounge in Homewood

A cigar lounge coming to 18237 Kedzie Avenue in Homewood had a Class 8 tax incentive approved by the village board at its August 13 meeting.
 
 

H-F students present 'TRAP' on Friday, Saturday

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students are presenting “TRAP,” a play filled with suspense that focuses on an investigation, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, in the South Building, 999 Kedzie Ave.

Chalk the Walk gives D161 students a first-day boost

Students at Flossmoor District 161 schools were greeted Thursday morning with messages of love and support as part of the annual Chalk the Walk project, an effort to help all students with a positive message for the new school year.

Homewood police provide explanation of alleged bullying incident

Homewood police issued a statement Wednesday afternoon providing an explanation about an encounter between a father and a group of teens Tuesday. According to a story by CBS Channel 2 in Chicago, the youth contacted his father and reported he was being chased by the group of teens.

Flossmoor receives financial reporting award for 41 straight years

The Village of Flossmoor has received an award for excellence in financial reporting for the 41st year in a row. Flossmoor Finance Director Scott Bordui presented a plaque to the mayor and village board on behalf of the Government Finance Officers Association during an Aug. 5 meeting.

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