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Anew officials hold a $1,300 check from Homewood police officers at a presentation on Monday. (Provided photo)

Homewood police officers raise more than $1K for Anew

Homewood police officers put their razors down and picked their fundraising up during the past month, raising $1,330 during No Shave November to benefit Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse.  Anew officials hold a $1,300 check from Homewood police officers at a presentation on Monday. (Provided photo) Twenty-seven officers grew a[Read More…]

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is Nov. 22 at St. Veronica Church

The Homewood-Flossmoor community’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will mark its 50th anniversary year during the 2022 service at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at St. Veronica Church (formerly Infant Jesus of Prague) at 1131 Douglas Ave. in Flossmoor. The ecumenical service allows peoples of all faiths to come together to[Read More…]

GSU student visits White House to discuss reproductive rights

On a warmer-than usual October morning, Governors State University Student Senate President Marquis Parks joined 75 other student leaders at the White House, where Vice President Kamala Harris convened a meeting to discuss the fight to protect reproductive rights. “It was an incredible experience,” said Parks, a Theatre and Performance Studies major who[Read More…]

Assessor approves 10K property tax exemptions for veterans

The Cook County Assessor’s Office announced Thursday, Nov. 10, that it approved property-tax-saving exemptions for more than 10,000 veteran families this year.  The office administers both the Veterans with Disabilities and the Returning Veterans Exemptions, which can reduce the property tax bills of veterans.   The Veterans with Disabilities Exemption is for[Read More…]

District 153 urges parents to set Timely and Meaningful Consultations meetings

Homewood District 153 school district is urging families with home-schooled students or students that attend private school within the district’s boundaries to schedule an appointment for their Timely and Meaningful Consultations (TMC).  Staff will be available to discuss services with parents in District 153 with a home-schooled student who has[Read More…]

Homewood to replace emergency sirens

The village of Homewood will replace existing emergency warning sirens and install three new warning system sirens in the upcoming weeks.  Due to difficulty obtaining repair parts for the 25-year-old sirens, village officials found it necessary to replace the equipment entirely.  The current sirens have outdated technology and have to[Read More…]

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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