Golden Corn Bake is everyone’s favorite

  Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronoicle
It’s not really called “corn pone.” But if it’s true that being given a nickname is a sign of affection, Golden Corn Bake is one of the best-loved dishes on our table for holiday dinners.

Homewood’s Miracle on Martin holiday fest set for Saturday

The village of Homewood is hosting Miracle on Martin Avenue from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.
 
Village officials said the afternoon program will be a fun, free way to extend the joys of the holiday through a second community event that started Dec. 1 with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Irwin Park and the Holiday Lights festival in downtown Homewood.
 

Tasty squash soup adds variety to holiday table

  Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle
 
There it sits, in all its glory — an 18 pound turkey. Stuffed to bursting and full of flavors that you think about the rest of the year.
 

Amazing gingerbread houses bring joy to holiday visitors

In May, Christmas is the last thing on most people’s minds, but for Janet Gustafson it’s when the wheels start turning about her massive gingerbread village. ​She’s been creating the display for decades.

Judge grants Homewood's request, orders Harvey to assess, repair water system

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Pantle ruled last week that Harvey must pay for an assessment of its water system and make necessary repairs at the request of Homewood and other downstream towns.
 
The Dec. 6 court order is the latest development in a more than four year back-and-forth between Harvey and the municipalities to which it sells water. 
 

Hofeld rescued after falling through nature preserve ice

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld is recovering Monday after falling through some ice rescuing his dog Sunday.

According to a village statement, Hofeld and and his wife were walking with their dogs in a nature preserve when one walked onto an iced-over lake. He went after the dog and attempted to rescue it and both fell through the ice.

According to published reports, the incident took place at Homewood’s Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, which has a lake and several ponds. 

Home rule ordinances top the Homewood trustees agenda Tuesday

Trustees will consider five ordinances that, if adopted, would: 
  • Place the question before voters in the March 20 consolidated election whether to grant the village home rule authority

A wet but wonderful wedding

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

  Eric Crump
The Chronicle does not (yet) have a milestones section, but if we did, we would have published the following announcement: Flannery Crump, daughter of Amy and Eric Crump of Homewood, and Brett Luminais, son of Jill and Mike Luminais of Geneva, were married on Oct. 14, 2017. The ceremony was held in the muddy back yard of the bride's parents. 

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