Foreclosed and vacant properties in Homewood will now be part of an online registry. The village board passed an ordinance at its Nov. 13 meeting to work with Florida-based Prochamps. The firm works with towns to create a database of information that can be used to communicate with the lenders and owners of vacant properties. That contact information is often difficult to find.This helps municipalities notify lenders and owners when action is needed to maintain their property, to protect the public and minimize the issues a vacant property may cause the surrounding neighborhood. The database also . . .