Author: Nick Ulanowski

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Rep. Kelly and local deli owner hail Restaurant Revitalization Fund as a lifesaver

Alice Davis, owner of Bergstein’s Deli, with her daughter, Rachel, talks about the impact federal assistance had on the business during the pandemic. From left, behind her, is Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez, U.S. Rep Robin Kelly and Chicago Heights Alderman George Brassea. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle) Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Il,[Read More…]

Homewood library board considers requiring employees to be vaccinated

The Homewood Public Library board of trustees reviewed COVID-19 protocols currently in place and the possibility of requiring all employees to be vaccinated. “I don’t know. It’s a slippery slope,” Colleen Waltman, library director, told trustees at the Aug. 18 meeting. Board members expressed concern about implementing a vaccine requirement[Read More…]

The FORT teen space at Homewood library has reopened

At its July 21 meeting, the Homewood Public Library board agreed to reopen the FORT, a special spot in the library for teens. The space has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic. The FORT (Friends of Remarkable Teens) is an area on the second floor designated for 7th-12th[Read More…]

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Video store space being used for charitable poker games

Jerry Hartman, treasurer of American Legion’s Blue Island post, left, and Ermon Davis, trustee of American Legion’s Richton Park post, represent charities that are active participants in Windy City Poker Championship’s charitable events in Homewood. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle) If you’ve recently driven past the previous location of Homewood’s Family Video store at Dixie[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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