Homewood police provide explanation of alleged bullying incident

Longtime Homewood police officer Curt Wiest has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, after a 30-year career in law enforcement.

Many Homewood residents recognize Wiest as the officer who delivered them lessons at school through the DARE program. He started by helping out with the program at St. Joseph Catholic School, and then took on DARE duties full time.

“I wanted to do something different in the department instead of being on the beat every day,” Wiest said. “I like kids and I figured I could help keep some kids out of trouble . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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