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Christmas night vandals deface Homewood’s downtown

[Update Dec. 30: Police announce arrests in the case.]

On Christmas night, at least two people spray-painted graffiti on a home, utility boxes and multiple businesses in Homewood along Morris Avenue, Martin Avenue, Ridge Road and 183rd Street, according to Homewood police.

Sometime after 10 p.m. on Dec. 25, the offenders sprayed white scribbles and lettering on a residence in the 18300 block of Morris Avenue, utility boxes in the 18100 block of Martin Avenue and businesses along Ridge Road and 183rd Street.

Let the holidays begin! The 2018 Chronicle Holiday Guide calendar

Throughout the month of December, the Homewood-Flossmoor community comes together in dozens of ways to celebrate the holiday season. Let the Chronicle’s calendar be your guide!

Mayor’s Arctic Dip will remember Hofeld’s fall, benefit humane society

In a tongue-in-check homage to Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld's harrowing plunge into an icy Izaak Walton lake, the village will host the Mayor’s Arctic Dip to benefit the South Suburban Humane Society on Jan. 12.

Developer proposes annexing Calumet Country Club to Hazel Crest to enable development of trucking center

Homewood trustees will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, to discuss a developer's proposal to convert Calumet Country Club into a trucking center.

In December 2018, Diversified Partners CRE, a developer headquartered in Arizona, approached the village with a plan to develop a trucking facility at the northwest corner of Dixie Highway and 175th Street, which includes 116 acres in Homewood and 12 acres are in Hazel Crest. 

Bradley-Scott appointed, approved as Flossmoor trustee

The Flossmoor Village Board Monday approved the appointment of Village Clerk Joni Bradley-Scott to fill the trustee seat left vacant by Phil Minga’s resignation earlier this year.
 
The board also approved the appointment of Flossmoor resident Ananda Billings to serve the remainder of Bradley-Scott’s term as village clerk until 2021. 

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