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2.21.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

LOULOU BELLE CELEBRATES 8 The boutique at 2049 Ridge Road in Homewood will celebrate its eighth anniversary with Ladies’ Night. “Enjoy bubbles, bites, raffles and create a mini floral arrangement to take home.” “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’” The 1930s in Harlem come alive in this swinging revue at the Drama Group studio, 330 202nd[Read More…]

4 injured, 1 dead in single vehicle crash Tuesday

A one-vehicle crash in the 17900 block of Governors Highway Tuesday, Feb. 20, left four people injured and one dead, according to Homewood police. The crash occurred about 2:25 p.m. The driver and three passengers were transported to a local hospital. A fourth passenger was pronounced dead at the scene,[Read More…]

2.21.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

TUTU HULLABALOO CANCELED — Due to staff illness, Tutu Hullabaloo at Homewood Public Library is cancelled for Feb. 21 but will return March 20. HOMEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD — Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. Find the agenda here. JUNETEENTH ROYAL COURT — You Matter 2[Read More…]

D153 gets high marks in staff survey

A staff survey of Homewood District 153 staff got positive responses, and nearly 150 additional comments on the workings of Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools and the district office. The district received 183 responses, or approximately two-thirds of the 300 teachers and support staff. The climate and culture in[Read More…]

Kelly cosponsors bipartisan Protect Black Women and Girls Act

Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (D-IL) re-introduced on Wednesday, Feb. 14, the bipartisan Protect Black Women and Girls Act. She was joined by Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The bill would establish an Interagency Task Force to examine the conditions and experiences of[Read More…]

2.20.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

BRUMLEY DRIVE OPEN HOUSE — Flossmoor will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road, to give residents a chance to learn more and ask questions about the improvements planned for Brumley Drive from Bruce Avenue to Sterling Avenue. HOMEWOOD STORIES — The storytelling show at FCC[Read More…]

Roller Derby returns to Homewood Auditorium on Saturday

Chicago Knockouts Roller Derby is speeding into its first bout of the 2024 season on Saturday, Feb. 24. This match follows last year’s league championship, when the Horrific Haunters took the title in an edge-of-your-seat, two-point win. The defending champions will face off against the Punk Rock Punishers. The bout[Read More…]

Homewood welcomes Tom Johnson as new deputy police chief

Homewood Detective Sgt. Tom Johnson took the oath of office at the village board meeting Feb. 13 in his new position as deputy police chief. Johnson’s promotion was effective Jan. 28. He replaces Deputy Chief Robert Misner, who retired in November 2023. Police Chief Denise McGrath introduced Johnson to trustees[Read More…]

Gets some laughs at Saturday’s improv program

South of Chi improv group will present a family-friendly show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood. The budding comedians will use suggestions from the audience to come up with skits and play games. There’s also a chance someone in the audience[Read More…]

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