Business update: Flossmoor prospects gain momentum in 2022

For the first time in several years, shoppers are finding Flossmoor business districts full of buying opportunities, a welcome sight during the holiday shopping season. Both the downtown and Flossmoor Commons business districts have no unoccupied storefronts, indicating a renewed health for the local economy. Village Manager Bridget Wachtel credits[Read More…]

Developers at Calumet Country Club site envision town square around warehousing, while awaiting Hazel Crest annexation

As Catalyst Consulting Group works to share its sweeping vision for the Calumet Country Club site redevelopment, they battle back against the negative narrative that precedes their involvement. The group includes five professionals, people of color with ties to the Southland, who also refer to their business proposal as a[Read More…]

Stores and restaurants will have deals on Small Business Saturday

Small businesses in Homewood and Flossmoor will celebrate the annual national event of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.  Small Business Saturday follows the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday, the official opening of the holiday shopping season noted for discounted and special pricing. Small Business Saturday’s participating businesses may have[Read More…]

Wind Creek Chicago Southland partners with Chicago Bulls

Wind Creek Hospitality announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, that it has formed a multi-year partnership with the Chicago Bulls as its official casino.  Preparation work for construction started several weeks ago at the casino site in East Hazel Crest and Homewood on Halsted Street just south of Interstate 80/294. “As a new brand[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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