Author: Carole Sharwarko

11.29.22 | What You Need to Know Today

HOMEWOOD STREET PATCHING – A street patching project is underway in Homewood. Areas of pavement to be patched will be marked with pink or white coloring. Watch for posted “No Parking” signs, which will be up 24 hours in advance of street work. On those days, parking is not allowed[Read More…]

11.25.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Stop into shops around Homewood and Flossmoor for special deals and treats on Small Business Saturday. GIFT OPTIONS ABOUND – Do some holiday shopping at the Church of St. John the Evangelist Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 2640 Park Dr., Flossmoor.[Read More…]

11.24.22 | What You Need to Know Today

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We at the Chronicle are thankful for our readers, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to cover the people and events of Homewood and Flossmoor.  

Developers at Calumet Country Club site envision town square around warehousing, while awaiting Hazel Crest annexation

As Catalyst Consulting Group works to share its sweeping vision for the Calumet Country Club site redevelopment, they battle back against the negative narrative that precedes their involvement. The group includes five professionals, people of color with ties to the Southland, who also refer to their business proposal as a[Read More…]

11.22.22 | What You Need to Know Today

YOUR TURN TO TALK ABOUT TIFS – Homewood Village Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight at village hall and online. Every village board meeting features an audience comment period, where anyone can address the trustees about anything, including TIF fund awards and more. On the agenda is a $8,425 TIF[Read More…]

11.18.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

THAT’S SO FETCH! – Shop a curated selection of more than 60 artists and creators at the Fetching Market Holiday. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ravisloe Country Club.  UKRAINE BALLET PERFORMANCE – Start your holiday celebrations with a performance of “The Nutcracker”[Read More…]

11.16.22 | What You Need to Know Today

BED BUILDING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Sixty volunteers are needed to help build 20 twin beds that will be given to children across the Southland through the nonprofit organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace.  The event on Jan. 14 is part of the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  People[Read More…]

11.15.22 | What You Need to Know Today

METHODS FOR MANAGING STRESS – If you’re an adult struggling with stress, Homewood Library offers a program to help at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Strategies to Manage Stress, Improve Sleep and Reduce Anxiety features Chris from Cancer Support Center, who will offer important tips to get right before the holidays. CHIEF[Read More…]

11.11.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY – Today is Veterans Day. Banks, post offices and all Illinois Secretary facilities are closed today in observance. CRICUT YR OWN BKMARK – Homewood Library invites adults 18 and older to make Personalized Bookmarks during Drop-In Crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Use the[Read More…]

11.10.22 | What You Need to Know Today

HOLIDAY CRAFT AND SIP EVENT – Get your door decked out with a personal creation at the Winter Holiday Wreath Making event from H-F Park District. Create a fresh floral holiday arrangement to display on your door or fireplace. Supplies are included. Light refreshments and beverages will be served at[Read More…]

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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