Author: Eric Crump

Half Week | June 12: Calumet Country Club pivot, Thornton Township turmoil, H-F Steppers camp, youth scientist achievement

Calumet Country Club redevelopment could be pivoting to housing project Golfers are playing rounds at Calumet Country Club this summer, three years after an Arizona developer had hoped to convert the property into a warehousing facility, but his plans are shifting to another use. Owner Walt Brown said he is[Read More…]

HF Juneteenth celebration includes new features, participatory art

The fourth annual Homewood-Flossmoor Juneteeth Festival on Saturday, June 15, will include some new features, entertainment, art, more food than ever and the return of many favorite activities. Youth leadership and empowerment organization You Matter 2 will operate what organization officials say is the biggest Juneteenth celebration in the South Suburbs. Juneteenth[Read More…]

The Weeks | June 9: Juneteenth, school budgets, 2018 Ridge Road bids, Heather Hill School design, new soul food place, junk art, escape room

THE WEEK > Your government Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Normandy Villa, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. Find the agenda here. Attend remotely here. Highlights: The board will: Homewood School District 153 Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the 2024-25[Read More…]

6.8.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

HABITAT TREES — Green Thumb Saturdays speaker from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Homewood village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road, will be arborist Karl Persons, who will be discussing the importance of habitat trees for ecosystem and wildlife. FELINE FIESTA — The South Suburban Humane Society staff will introduce cats and talk about their behaviors and[Read More…]

The Weeks | June 2: Pride Fest, detention basin contract, Gottschalk House repairs, improv

THE WEEK > Rich Township Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the Leonard Robinson Administration Building 22013 Governors Highway, Richton Park. Find the agenda here. Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here. Highlight: The board will consider awarding[Read More…]

Half Week | May 30: Thornton Township budget hearing Friday, No Mow May no more, MMA for commuters?

Thornton Township reschedules meeting, budget hearings for Friday Josh Bootsma of the Lansing Journal reports that Thornton Township Supervisor Tiffany Henyard postponed the Tuesday, May 28, budget hearings and board meeting 53 minutes after the scheduled start. The meeting will now take place at 1 p.m. Friday, May 31, in township hall,[Read More…]

5.29.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

HOMEWOOD STICKER DEADLINE — Friday is the last day to purchase a village vehicle sticker without incurring a $25 additional fee. Click here for more information about how to pay. BIKE SAFETY — May is National Bike Safety Month and Homewood police posted a reminder that motorists should slow down when they see cyclists on the[Read More…]

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