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Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission recommends permit for baseball training facility

Local ball players rejoice: spring training is closer to beginning.

On Thursday, January 13, the Village of Homewood’s Planning and Zoning Committee voted unanimously to recommend a special use permit to Crete resident Karl Hearn to open Homewood Baseball Academy, a 3,000-square-foot indoor baseball training facility, in the business strip behind Home Depot.

The Homewood Board of Trustees has the final say in approving the permit.

Located at 17829 Bretz Drive, the facility has three individual cages and staff instructors who focus on batting, pitching and fielding. A soft open already has taken place, with some . . .

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Saturday, July 2

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
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