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New reservoir creates odor problem in Homewood on Thursday

The east side of Homewood was beset by the smell of sewage Thursday, a result of an unfavorable wind blowing past the new storm water reservoir in Thornton quarry, according to Homewood officials.

The odor was strongest on the far northeast part of town nearest the quarry. It gradually faded further south and west, although one Flossmoor resident reported on Facebook that she noticed the odor near Dixie Highway and Flossmoor Road.

Public Works Director John Schaefer said he has been working with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District on the problem.

"MWRD has . . .

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.

 

 

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