Great day for a hot dog!

Homewood officials cut more than $800,000 in expenses to help make up for more than $1 million in projected revenue lost in the 2020-21 budget approved by the Homewood village board Tuesday.

“We’ve been through recessions before, in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks and in 2008 with the housing meltdown and now, what looks even worse, with this whole COVID-19 thing,” Homewood Finance Director Dennis Bubenik said. “We do have, on-hand, options available. We didn’t go to the most-severe option but we would not do ourselves a favor . . .

Winter events



  • 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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