Author: Eric Crump

Play On: Where the music starts

Little Tabitha Waita, 4, of Homewood drew the bow across the fiddle strings and got a nice steady note.”I did it!” she said.Tabitha was following her big sister, Hadassah, 7, in giving the fiddle a try at the second annual “Play On” musical instrument petting zoo at Homewood Public Library[Read More…]

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Local police to participate in Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser May 19 for Special Olympics

On May 19 local police officers will take to the roof of a local doughnut shop to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics, a worldwide organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities participate in sporting events.  You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive[Read More…]

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Big machines will rule in Homewood on May 20-21

Big machines will be on display and in action May 20-21 at the annual Homewood Rail Fest, the Homewood Public Works Open House and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Touch a Truck event. The Homewood Science Center will host a PopUp Science event with activities that explore the physics of railroads and rollercoasters.[Read More…]

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Committee plans to make veterans more visible

Homewood has a photo gallery of local military veterans in the lower level of village hall, creating a public space for the faces of those who served.Now the village Veterans Committee wants to make those faces more visible, with banners displayed on light poles along main thoroughfares from Independence Day[Read More…]

Earth Day every day

Viewpoint:  The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author. Saturday is Earth Day, and much attention is appropriately paid to big environmental problems and the policies we use to address them (Won’t polar bears be grateful that the tropics migrated to them? When will kayak taxis[Read More…]

Homewood presents new TIF district plan at public hearing

Homewood officials and a financial consultant introduced the plan for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district in the downtown area during a public hearing at village hall on Tuesday, April 11.Several residents asked questions about the TIF plan and about one of the first projects expected to benefit from[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Doppler on Wheels, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homewood village hall parking lot, 2024 Chestnut Road.

Friday, Aug. 26

Community Calendar