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 . . .