Village of Homewood

Homewood approves funding for emergency stormwater improvements

The Homewood village board approved emergency funding for improvements to failures in stormwater infrastructure improvements at its Feb. 12 meeting. Workers recently found two critical failures in the stormwater system, which public works officials said in village documents could result in “severe flooding” if not repaired. 
 
 

Property tax relief request returns to Homewood trustees agenda

A request for Class 8 property tax relief will be back on the Homewood Board of Trustees agenda Tuesday after being deferred at the board's previous meeting. The request for a Class 8 designation renewal by Zainab Inc., owner of the gas station and business strip at 17945 Halsted St. was deferred when Trustee Jay Heiferman suggested the village ask the property owner to address maintenance issues.
 

Local families get a jump on New Year celebrations at Homewood's Noon Year's Eve festivities

There was magic to delight the youngsters, and then at noon, the countdown and balloon drop to welcome the new year. 

The village of Homewood hosted its annual Noon Year's Eve event at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 31. 

Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle.

Homewood tax levy increases 3.59 percent

The Homewood village board approved a 3.59 percent increase in the real estate tax levy over the previous year at its Dec. 11 meeting. The board also witnessed the swearing in of Patrick McAneny, the new assistant director of public works.

Sale of village hall parking lot on trustees' agenda Tuesday

Homewood trustees will consider a contract at the regular board meeting Tuesday to sell the village hall parking lot at 2024 Chestnut Road to a developer.

The property has long been on the village's list of properties that could be put to use as transit-oriented residential and commercial developments. The village has a proposal from 107 Highwood Holdings to purchase the land for $355,000. 

Homewood approves 2.63 acre sale of Walton Preserve to railroad

The Homewood Board of Trustees Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of a 2.63-acre parcel of the Izaak Walton Preserve to Waterloo Railway Company, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway.

 

Homewood approves deal with foreclosure, vacant property database

Foreclosed and vacant properties in Homewood will now be part of an online registry. 
 
The village board passed an ordinance at its Nov. 13 meeting to work with Florida-based Prochamps. The firm works with towns to create a database of information that can be used to communicate with the lenders and owners of vacant properties. That contact information is often difficult to find.

Queen of hearts raffle approved for Glenwood Academy, 5th Quarter

Homewood officials approved a license for a Queen of Hearts raffle beginning this month to benefit Glenwood Academy.

The village board approved the license at its Nov. 13 meeting. It includes an extension of Homewood’s usual 90-day maximum to a one-year term. It also raises the maximum prize value from $5,000 to $2 million.

Queen of Hearts raffles have become a popular fundraiser in the Chicago area. 

Applause, applause for our school board members today!

On Tuesday, Village of Homewood trustees approved a resolution declaring the day, and District 153 children prepared cards of thanks presented at the school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12.

Homewood considers authorizing Queen of Hearts raffle for Glenwood Academy

A raffle that could potentially result in a seven-figure prize may be coming to Homewood.
 
The Homewood village board is considering the village’s first Queen of Hearts raffle after a license request was made by Glenwood Academy. The raffle would be held at 5th Quarter and Pressroom Eatery at 18105 Dixie Highway. 
 
The board discussed the raffle with officials from the school at its Oct. 23 meeting.
 

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