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Homewood Hop Fest gets good reviews

Homewood officials have spent more than half a year laying the foundation for new redevelopment projects in the downtown area. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, one more piece was added to that foundation.Trustees approved a budget amendment for $83,750 and authorized Village President Richard Hofeld to enter into a contract with SB Friedman Development Advisors to serve as financial consultants for transit-oriented and other development projects.Village Economic Development Director Tom Vander Woude said the company specializes in assessing developer proposals and negotiating deals, providing financing expertise the village staff does not have.Expertise is needed, he . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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