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Stakeholder workshop Nov. 29 on implementing state Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting residents to attend the next stakeholder meeting on implementing the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan.  The virtual workshop will be Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. Based on feedback from previous stakeholder meetings, the upcoming workshop will be focused on[Read More…]

11.24.22 | What You Need to Know Today

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We at the Chronicle are thankful for our readers, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to cover the people and events of Homewood and Flossmoor.  

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…]

11.22.22 | What You Need to Know Today

YOUR TURN TO TALK ABOUT TIFS – Homewood Village Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight at village hall and online. Every village board meeting features an audience comment period, where anyone can address the trustees about anything, including TIF fund awards and more. On the agenda is a $8,425 TIF[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…]

Police investigate break-in at Homewood jewelry store

Three people wearing masks and gloves smashed the front door of Van Sipma Jewelers, 2015 Ridge Road in Homewood at about 5:44 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, according to Homewood police. The three then fled on foot. The value of the items is not yet known, police said.

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 flossmoor.org.


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