Author: Nick Ulanowski

Trevor DeHart, assistant project manager at Burns & McDonnell, left, helps Mayor Rich Hofeld, center, and village manager Napoleon Haney, right, cut the ribbon into smaller pieces after the ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 20, to mark the completion of Homewood's water source project. The village is now getting Lake Michigan water from Hammond via Chicago Heights after 40 years of buying water from Chicago via Harvey. Burns & McDonnell was the engineering firm that designed and oversaw the construction of new water infrastructure for the project. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chroncile)

Homewood marks completion of water supply project

Trevor DeHart, assistant project manager at Burns & McDonnell, left, helps Mayor Rich Hofeld, center, and village manager Napoleon Haney, right, cut the ribbon into smaller pieces after the ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 20, to mark the completion of Homewood’s water source project. The village is now getting Lake[Read More…]

Juli Majorney, the principal of Maya Angelou Elementary School in Harvey, right, accepts a $5,000 donation from Burlington on the store's opening day, Aug. 26. (Provided Photo)

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of Burlington in Homewood

Homewood officials joined with store staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 26, to mark the grand opening of Burlington at 17825 Halsted St. Burlington, previously known as Burlington Coat Factory, sells coats, shoes, other clothing, handbags, small kitchen appliances, toys, backpacks and seasonal decorations.  Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld (blue[Read More…]

Mama & Me Pizzeria is closing as the owner retires

Mama & Me Pizzeria, a pizza restaurant in downtown Homewood, is closing permanently on Friday, Aug. 26. The restaurant is known for its inexpensive, Chicago-style thin crust and live music on Friday nights.  Owner Kim Phillipos choked up as she described her retirement as “bittersweet,” and said she wants to[Read More…]

Planned Parenthood of Flossmoor sees increase in abortion patients, protesters and clinic escorts

Planned Parenthood in Flossmoor has seen an increase in of out-of-state patients seeking abortions since Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, was overturned on June 24. Previously, Flossmoor Planned Parenthood had “around 6% of its patients traveling from another state,”[Read More…]

Local 150 members end strike that halted quarry work

The seven-week strike by Local 150 quarry workers ended on Tuesday, July 26. The work stoppage meant that asphalt wasn’t produced from Thornton Quarry and elsewhere, causing the delay of several construction and public works projects in the Homewood-Flossmoor area. According to union representative Ed Maher, Local 150 members started[Read More…]

Local 150 strike causes the slowing of local school construction, public works projects

The Local 150 branch of the International Union of Operating Engineers has been on strike against Lehigh Hanson, Lafarge Holcim and Vulcan Materials since June 7. No asphalt is being moved in Illinois, causing multiple construction and public works projects in the Homewood-Flossmoor area to be delayed.  Lehigh Hanson and[Read More…]

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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