Finance, performance questions shaping District 161 levy talks

Upcoming decisions about the Flossmoor School District 161 tax levy may come down to how three “guiding questions” are answered before a levy is enacted on Dec. 26.

The Board of Education’s discussion continued at its Oct. 10 meeting. The dialogue is not just about deciding a new tax levy. The ongoing conversation also includes what is fair for homeowners, whether budget cuts should be considered and determining how to hold the new administration accountable for improved results.

Homewood was part of historic nuclear confrontation

"Thirteen Days in October," a 2000 Kevin Costner movie, chronicled the events in the Kennedy White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the “thirteen days,” Oct. 16-28, 1962, the world came as close to the brink of nuclear war as anytime before or since. Tensions were high throughout the world and in Homewood-Flossmoor, too.

Hearing center’s traditions blending with technology

Homewood Hearing Center has been a fixture in Homewood for more than 50 years and continues to treat patients with an experienced staff and modern techniques and tools. This fall Dr. Charles Amenta, an otolaryngologist (ENT) and Sheri Larks, a board certified audiologist, celebrate 20 years of working together in the practice. Both take the approach of providing individualized care to patients.

Sign up to sing in ‘Hamilton’ karaoke event

If you find yourself singing songs from the hit show “Hamilton,” now’s your chance to say you’ve join the cast at a special Homewood Public Library sing-along event.

Homewood buys storm sewer cleaner

Homewood village board members approved the $165,440 purchase of a new storm sewer cleaner at their Oct. 10 meeting.
 
The village bought the 2017 model Vactor Ramjet truck-mounted sewer jet cleaner from Standard Equipment Company through the National Joint Powers Alliance, a joint governmental purchasing program that allows municipalities to save money on large purchases.
 

Homewood’s medical marijuana dispensary changing lives on chronically ill

John puts his empty pill bottles on the table when he addresses audiences about his use of medical marijuana. Since he got his card as a patient for medical marijuana 12 months ago, he says his life has turned around.
 

Apollo Park buildings defaced with hateful graffiti

Vandals spray painted graffiti on buildings at Apollo Park in Homewood this week.
 
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas said the hateful drawings and words were discovered on the concession building when park district staff did their daily rounds of garbage pick-up. The vandalism occurred between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
 

Changes made to public comments at Homewood meetings

New procedures for Homewood residents wishing to address their village board will apply after an ordinance was approved at the Oct. 10 meeting.
 
Residents will be limited to three minutes for comments, which can be extended if the chair deems it necessary. Persons making comments must be “respectful and avoid obscene or insulting statements, the impugning of motives and disruptive or repetitive statements,” the ordinance says. 
 

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