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Medical advances help Dr. Pradhan greatly improve vascular problems

“I get a real sense of pleasure that I am saving lives and limbs as a vascular surgeon,” said Dr. Sanjeev Pradhan, a surgeon at South Suburban Hospital and one of a handful of board certified and fellowship trained vascular and endovascular surgeons in the South Suburbs.  For Pradhan, vascular[Read More…]

Area police search for suspect in fatal shooting of CN guard

Multiple police agencies were searching the area Saturday night for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a CN Railway security guard in Harvey.The incident began about 7 p.m. when the suspect allegedly stole a vehicle. The victim contacted Harvey police and in another car pursued the stolen vehicle, according[Read More…]

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Early snowflake contest winners

Luc and Ava Loudon receive coupons from Mayor Richard Hofeld just before noon Saturday, Nov. 26, at Village Hall for identifying the anomalous decorative snowflake in downtown Homewood. Their brother, Quinn, also received a coupon, though he was unavailable for the presentation. Hofeld annually gives a coupon for an egg[Read More…]

H-F students host food drive at home opener for boys basketball

Fans of Homewood-Flossmoor High School boys basketball are invited to donate food instead of paying admission for the first home game when the Vikings take on Thornridge High School at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in the South Gym. Each spectator can bring two nonperishable food items, including baby[Read More…]

District 153 files a $17.6 million tax levy

Homewood School District 153 is filing a tax levy for $17.6 million. The district’s 2015 tax levy was $16.6 million. Chief School Business Official John Gibson said that reflects a 6.07 percent increase, but he knows that the district will not receive that much additional revenue. The final tax rate[Read More…]

Small Business Saturday 2016-11-24

Homewood photo studio passes key five-year mark

With Small Business Saturday around the corner, we feature a growing local business. From modest beginnings, Colin and Angela Thomas of Homewood have built a thriving photography business. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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Construction of New Star apartments likely to start early in 2017

Construction of an apartment complex in Flossmoor for developmentally disabled adults is expected to begin early next year. Tim Knapp, executive director of New Star Services, said Monday he expects the Illinois Housing Development Authority will release funds for the apartments in early December.   An artists rendering of the  [Read More…]

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Shop local Nov. 26 in Homewood, Flossmoor

Businesses in both Homewood and Flossmoor will welcome shoppers Nov. 26 for national Small Business Saturday, thanks in part to the newly revived Flossmoor Business Association (FBA). Sponsored nationally by American Express since 2010, the day is designed to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize small, local business establishments. Nestled between[Read More…]

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Kids mark Brabec Day in District 153

When Tom Brabec stepped down in 2015 from the District 153 school board after having served for 18 years, his fellow board members declared each year a day of service in Homewood schools would be known as Tom Brabec Day. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free[Read More…]

T-Day Thank you

Our thanks to you!

By now, some of the side dishes — perhaps the cranberries, or sweet potatoes — may already be prepared. And you may be getting ready to put the turkey in the oven. There is a very good chance that you are already extremely busy. We want to interrupt your schedule for a[Read More…]

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