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Greenspace group to host candidate forum Saturday

March 05, 2021 - 22:29

The South Suburbs for Greenspace Over Concrete will host a candidates forum on Saturday, March 6. 

The group formed recently to oppose the redevelopment of the former Calumet Country Club as a warehousing/fulfillment operation. The group has organized frequent demonstrations at Homewood village hall in recent weeks and has attended Planning and Zoning Commission meetings to question the developer's plans.

Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission declines to recommend Calumet Country Club rezoning

March 05, 2021 - 00:00

After 20 hours of presentations and questions spread over five meetings, the Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission came to a decision Thursday night on a request to rezone the former Calumet Country Club to enable an industrial development. 

The commission unanimously voted against recommending the rezoning request and the special use permit required for the project to proceed. The request will move to the board of trustees for a final decision.

Letter: Country club redevelopment project an example of environmental racism

February 28, 2021 - 22:36

Environmental racism is a problem across the country, but the Southland of Chicago is facing its devastating consequences. When zoomed in on the demographics of Cook County, according to the Statistical Atlas, it is clear that the majority of people of color live within the Chicago’s South and West sides and the South Suburbs. The further north you go, the whiter it gets. 


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