From left, Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld, restauranteur Jim Burke, developer Bob Hansen and developer Tim Flanagan take the first shovels of dirt to mark the official start of construction of the Hartford Building. The groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday, Dec. 16, at the building site on the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue in Homewood.
(Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)
Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld, Mokena restaurant owner Jim Burke and HCF of Homewood developers Bob Hansen and Tim Flanagan stood on a vacant lot at the corner of Martin Avenue and Ridge Road. Holding shovels and wearing . . .