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Homewood debt free after paying off bond

Homewood officials announced the village is debt-free after making a final bond payment on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  Village officials said the feat is due to fiscally responsible leadership and conservative spending of taxpayer dollars, practices they said help Homewood attract developments such as Wind Creek Casino, The Hartford, Homewood Brewery[Read More…]

State seeks resident input on transportation plan

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials are seeking public input on the agency’s 2024 Long-Range Transportation Plan. The plan will outline goals, objectives and strategies for Illinois’ diverse transportation network for the next 20 to 30 years. A survey is available online. Public input will help officials identify the plan’s goals[Read More…]

Drama Group’s December presentation is ‘Harvey’

The Drama Group will present the comedy “Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize winning play about a man and his invisible rabbit over two weekends in December. The play, under the direction of Tony Labriola, will immerse the audience into the whimsical world of Elwood P. Dowd and his “best friend” Harvey,[Read More…]

County board passes Miller budget amendments to support veterans, address maternal mortality

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, Nov. 16, passed the FY2024 budget, which included two amendments championed by 6th District Commissioner Donna Miller to secure funding and support for veterans and pregnant women to reduce maternal mortality rates. Miller’s district includes Homewood. One amendment, No. 9, provides funding[Read More…]

Cook County Board approves $9.26B budget

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, Nov. 16, unanimously approved a balanced $9.26 billion FY2024 budget which includes millions in funding for equity programs and pandemic relief without increasing taxes or cutting vital services. “We have faced no shortage of challenges but despite these many difficulties over the[Read More…]

Homewood Stories storytelling program is Nov. 21

Homewood Stories will offer five storytellers telling first-person true stories for the program on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The doors at the Community House at 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor open around 6:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served for the 7:30 p.m. show. Guests are welcome to bring food and drinks.[Read More…]

Trot before turkey tradition returns

For the 55th year, the Southland welcomes Chicago area runners to the Thornton Turkey Trot races on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, at Sweet Woods Forest Preserve, 183rd Street and  Cottage Grove Avenue in Glenwood.   The community race offers thousands of runners a scenic run before their Thanksgiving festivities.  [Read More…]

Hart students perform ‘Aladdin Jr.’ Thursday and Friday

Watch the adventures of Aladdin and his flying carpet when students at James Hart School perform the musical “Aladdin Jr.” Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 and 17, at the school, 18220 Morgan Ave. in Homewood. Aladdin Jr. is a one-act musical adapted from the 1992 Walt Disney film “Aladdin.” The[Read More…]

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