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No comment from Homewood for now regarding Hazel Crest statement

When Hazel Crest Village President Vernard Alsberry Jr. announced last week that the village board had decided to oppose the plan to redevelop Calumet Country Club into a distribution center, the statement changed the political dynamic surrounding the project.

For the past 18 months, Hazel Crest declined to take a position on the matter. Homewood officials have opposed the redevelopment plan since the summer of 2019, but on Jan. 26, the board of trustees voted to enter into a settlement agreement with the developer, Diversified Partners. The company had petitioned the court to disconnect the former country . . .

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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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