Author: Noah Johnson

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Homewood approves agreement with vendor to manage payment for parking in commuter lots

When Homewood takes over ownership of the train station parking lots in January, commuters will have a familiar tool for making payments after the Board of Trustees approved an agreement with ParkMobile to continue offering digital payment services. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) With Homewood slated to take control of commuter parking[Read More…]

Kedzie Gateway TIF approved by Homewood board

The Kedzie Gateway TIF is now an official TIF district after approval from the Homewood Board of Trustees at its Oct. 12 meeting. The district, primarily located primarily on 183rd Street between Kimball Avenue and Robin Lane, will use one of the village’s financial tools to “alleviate conditions that deter[Read More…]

East Hazel Crest gets 6 months to study water switch

The Homewood village board approved a memorandum of understanding Sept. 28 that gives East Hazel Crest six months to complete due diligence on switching its Lake Michigan water source from Harvey to Homewood. Homewood’s transition in water suppliers means there are several water tests, engineering, cost sharing and Illinois Environmental[Read More…]

Homewood officially endorses developer for proposed casino

Homewood trustees approved a resolution endorsing the Daly Group LLC for the development of a casino. The Illinois Gaming Board will be hearing presentations from applicants competing for a South Suburban casino license on Oct. 13 and is expected to award the license in the coming months. Approving an endorsement[Read More…]

Homewood holds public hearing on Kedzie Gateway TIF district

Homewood held a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 28, regarding the proposed Kedzie Gateway TIF district, which would include properties near the intersection of 183rd Street and Kedzie Avenue. The public hearing was a required step in the process of creating the new tax increment financing district. The board could has[Read More…]

Homewood’s long-running Ford dealership changes hands

Homewood still has a Ford dealership, but after 91 years and the record as the village’s longest running continuous business, Van Drunen Ford, at 3233 183rd St., has a new owner. On June 24, the business on one of the village’s major thoroughfares changed hands and changed names. Today it[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

Community Calendar