Author: Eric Crump

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Flossmoor environmentalist offers to help candidates recycle campaign signs after April 4 election

This week, yard signs are a vital part of local candidates’ efforts to woo voters before the April 4 election. On April 5, those signs become trash. Maybe. One local environmentalist is offering to help candidates recycle yard signs instead of piling them into trash receptacles. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for[Read More…]

Candidates for Homewood Public Library board see revenue as top issue

Two candidates and one candidate surrogate spoke Saturday, March 18, about their reasons for seeking office on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees.The forum at Homewood Village Hall was sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.Candidates Percy Harris and[Read More…]

Homewood incumbents make pitch for building on village’s strengths

Homewood’s five incumbent candidates for village office made a case for their leadership and promised to build on successes during a candidate forum Saturday, March 18, sponsored by the local League of Women Voters (LWV) chapter and co-sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.Two trustee challengers ― Jennifer “Jen” Sjoblom whose name[Read More…]

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Homewood hires Mesaros as director of economic development

Homewood officials announced Friday, March 17, that the village has hired Angela Mesaros as director of economic development. She starts work on Monday, March 20. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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Storms overnight cause flooding but little damage

  One car remains stranded at the west end of the   Dixie Highway viaduct in Homewood shortly before   midnight Tuesday. (Photos by Eric Crump/H-F   Chronicle)  A series of strong storms pummeled the Homewood-Flossmoor area Tuesday night, producing high winds, hail and localized flooding that blocked Homewood’s viaducts and a number of streets.The Homewood[Read More…]

UpsaDaisy success story: From pop-up proprietors to property owners

  UpsaDaisy owners, from left, Suzy Moore, Julie  Smith and Julie Lawton, opened the boutique in  March 2015. In May 2016, they purchased the  building, making an investment in the rebirth  of downtown Homewood. (Photos by Eric   Crump/H-F Chronicle)  In 2014, three friends who had worked together  for years on community and school service projects decided to try a[Read More…]

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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