The message after decades of state tests? We’re commendable

A cigar lounge coming to 18237 Kedzie Avenue in Homewood had a Class 8 tax incentive approved by the village board at its August 13 meeting.  Homewood trustees approved  a recommendation to provide  Class 8 tax relief to a business   owner who intends to open a  cigar lounge.   (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) 

Jason Sayre, the lounge’s owner, expects to invest $120,000 in improvements to the building, including upgrading the utilities and interior renovations, according to village documents. Those necessary improvements qualify as special circumstances . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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