Author: Chronicle staff

Homewood police respond to disturbance at Walmart

Homewood police officers responded at 3:39 p.m. to Walmart at 17550 S. Halsted St. after receiving a report of a disturbance.  Village officials posted a message on Facebook to counter social media rumors that there was a shooting. No shots were fired. Police continue to investigate the incident.

Police investigate break-in at Homewood jewelry store

Three people wearing masks and gloves smashed the front door of Van Sipma Jewelers, 2015 Ridge Road in Homewood at about 5:44 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, according to Homewood police. The three then fled on foot. The value of the items is not yet known, police said.

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Local businesses collect food donations to help Open Access provide Thanksgiving dinner to those in need (free)

A number of local businesses are serving as collection points for donated nonperishable foods that will help Open Access provide complete Thanksgiving meals to area families in need. Collections will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 15. The organization’s goal is to provide 1,000 families with a meal that includes a turkey with[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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