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The Village of Homewood honored Sgt. Craig Sline Tuesday, Jan. 13, for 20 years of service to the village.

Sgt. Craig Sline acknowledges
applause after being honored
by the Village of Homewood
for 20 years service to the 
police department. Trustees
Ray Robertson and Anne
Colton look on.
(Photo by
Eric Crump/The Chronicle)

Police Chief Lawrence Burnson read a resolution approved by the board of trustees that highlighted Sline’s accomplishments over the past two decades.

Among them, Sline received the Cook County Sheriff’s Award of Merit for Service and Professionalism in 2002 and the Cook County Crime Stoppers Excellence in Law Enforcement Award in 2005. 

He volunteers his time honoring fallen law enforcement officers as a member of the South Suburban Association of Police Chiefs Honor Guard.

“Craig Sline is a leader who is respected and held in high esteem by his friends, professional peers and members of the community for representing the Village of Homewood with the utmost concern for fairness, service and professionalism,” Burnson said.

In other business, trustees approved

  •  purchasing a cargo van for $22,598. Village President Richard Hofeld asked if any Homewood vehicle dealerships submitted bids for the sale, but Public Works Director John Schaefer said neither did.
  •  purchased a towable trash pump for $25,790.
  •  amended the budget by $66,000 pertaining to the 183rd Street resurfacing project.
  •  appointed Marvin Austin to the Ethics Commission, Michael Matthys to the Appearance Commission, Irwin Friedman and Holly Campbell to the Cable Commission; Anthony Dauginas and Patrick McAneney to the Storm Water Resource Committee; and David Rebec and Robert Silverman to the Veterans Committee.

During closing comments at the end of the Tuesday board meeting, Trustee Barbara Dawkins thanked the street department for its work removing snow from the streets during recent winter storms.
“You guys are the ones working behind the scenes making sure we don’t have to think about getting around,” she said.

Contact Eric Crump at [email protected]


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