From left, Homewood Village Attorney Chris Cummings, Mayor Richard Hofeld, Trustee Barbara Dawkins and Village Manager Jim Marino receive a briefing from Police Chief Bill Alcott as police shutdown businesses in the village as a precaution against possible vandalism or looting. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Homewood officials declared an emergency early Sunday afternoon and ordered all businesses in the village to close until further notice after receiving reports that vandalism and possibly looting had occurred in nearby communities.
Flossmoor also issued an alert to residents, noting "Some businesses in Flossmoor have been closed as a safeguard. There is . . .