St. Joseph School, part of the Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, will close at the end of this school year. The school opened in 1926. A statement Wednesday, Jan. 11, from the Archdiocese of Chicago read: “After careful deliberation on the long-term sustainability of the school, school and parish leadership recommended that St. Joseph School in Homewood not reopen for the 2017/2018 school year. This recommendation was reviewed and endorsed by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools and the Archdiocesan School Board, as well as Vicariate Bishop Joseph Perry.  . . .
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