Flossmoor board updates no cash bid proposal for vacant land

The Flossmoor Village Board on Feb. 18 approved a resolution updating the village’s proposal for Cook County’s No Cash Bid program requesting ownership of six parcels of tax-delinquent property.
 
The village is working with attorney Scott Dillner to acquire the roughly 7-acre area of land between Governors Highway and Kedzie Avenue. The property is adjacent to the Center for Dental Excellence and Sunrise Senior Living. 
 

Celebrating Ridge Road as an ad hoc art gallery

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The Homewood Arts Council is starting to bring artists together to build on the H-F community’s already strong art scene, and soon the young organization plans to develop a gallery in downtown Homewood.

It has occurred to me that, even before the Homewood Arts Council’s gallery opens on Ridge Road in Homewood, the stretch of street already is an art gallery. 

Kerrigan death ruled a homicide

A Homewood man found dead in his home Wednesday night was the victim of a homicide, according to Homewood police.

Creole Stomp Set for Fat Tuesday Show

Creole Stomp returns to Theatre at the Center for one performance on Fat Tuesday, March 5. The performance will be filled with a mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes.

Rep. DeLuca sponsors bill to return 10 percent tax share to villages

The villages of Homewood and Flossmoor may see a return of state income tax payments to 10 percent, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights. 

 

Police investigate report of shots fired in Homewood

Homewood police are investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday night.

In a statement, police said the report came in shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Responding officers observed a damaged front window on a home in the 1400 block of Willow Road. The damage appeared to be caused by the discharge of a firearm, police said.

The investigation continues. Police urge anyone with information about the incident to call 708-206-3420.

Death connected to Homewood fire ruled a homicide

Firefighters found the body of 78-year-old James Kerrigan deceased in his home after extinguishing a fire Wednesday night at 1000 block of 185th St.

Metra Electric customers to get 15 percent discount on April Monthly Pass

Customers of the Metra Electric Line will receive a 15 percent discount on their April Monthly Pass as compensation for a number of service disruptions in recent weeks  –  including all or part of six days without any service – caused by unusually severe weather conditions and damage from the derailment of a CN train.

Sweet tradition returns to Homewood

Photos by Eric Crump


A large crowd gathered at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 16, ready for a sweet experience. And that’s exactly what they got at a fun annual event centered on chocolate — the Homewood Chocolate Fest.

Minga announces Flossmoor board resignation, addresses rumors

Trustee Phil Minga read his letter of resignation from the Flossmoor Village Board and a prepared statement addressing rumors about his personal life during Monday’s board meeting.

Minga served as a trustee for more than 20 years starting in 1997, and he spent 34 years as a volunteer firefighter for the village from 1985 until his retirement last month.

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