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Hobo Joe shares stories of yesteryear at Homewood Hobo Night

Homewood’s Hobo Night returns Oct 8 with railroad stories and songs

The village of Homewood will host its annual Hobo Night event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Homewood Rail Park at Chestnut Road and Park Ave. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Senior Information Fair Set for Oct. 3

Illinois Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) and the 80th District Senior Advisory Committee are presenting a senior information fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 3. The program at the John H. Blakey Senior Center, 1 Rebecca St. in Glenwood, is free. This program will offer current information[Read More…]

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Making friends at the market

  The Homewood Farmers Market is often a good place   to meet old friends — or make new ones. Ella, a 4-month-  old miniature dachshund, left, held by Sandra Guaccio of    Homewood, was initially startled by Seamus, right,   a Newfoundland/poodle mix at the market with Kurt   Butzbach of Homewood, but the two then got acquainted   quite[Read More…]

Hart baseball regional trophy

Hart School baseball team gets the win

  Homewood’s winning Hart School baseball team hoists the  trophy for their regional win. (Provided photos)   The James Hart School baseball team was victorious in the regional championship game. The Homewood team defeated Flossmoor’s Parker Junior High team 6-5. The game started Monday and was called at 5-5 in[Read More…]

H-F school board formally terminates Pitcock contract

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School school board officially terminated the contract of former principal Ryan Pitcock, despite pleas for his return. The 6-1 vote was described as confirmation of “the termination of the principal, Ryan Pitcock, by exercise of the buyout clause in his employment contract, effective June 21, 2016.” Pitcock[Read More…]

Flossmoor trustees reject video gaming at Flossmoor Commons

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday rejected proposals from video gaming eateries that wanted to set up shop in the village. The board was asked to select one of three proposals for a liquor license. That would enable the business to apply for a video gaming license and open for[Read More…]

Downtown Master Plan

Homewood hires consultant to help with development projects

Homewood officials have spent more than half a year laying the foundation for new redevelopment projects in the downtown area. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, one more piece was added to that foundation. Trustees approved a budget amendment for $83,750 and authorized Village President Richard Hofeld to enter into a contract[Read More…]

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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