Hobo Night in Homewood on Oct. 13 was the first without Hobo Joe, aka Joe Krol. Krol died Sept. 2 at age 75. He had been a mainstay and driving force for the Hobo Night event since 2009. He was appointed to the village Rail Committee in 2004, according to Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd.At every Hobo Night, he portrayed Hobo Joe to delight local children with tales from rail history.“He dressed up as a hobo, told hobo and rail stories, and as children arrived they were given a hobo name. He would explain how . . .
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