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Election worker appreciates mayor’s thoughtfulness

It’s a welcome sight for election judges to see Mayor (Richard) Hofeld arrive at the polls every Election Day. This presidential  election on Nov. 8 was no exception.  Of course, we’re always glad to see our friendly mayor.  But he gives us reason for more. Mayor Hofeld always personally greets[Read More…]

Initiative to recycle holiday lights, trees opens Nov. 21

Whether at the beginning of your holiday decorating or at the end, the Homewood-Flossmoor community has holiday recycling options. When you’re getting your holiday lights ready, remember to dispose of the old or unusable strings through recycling. Collection stations are open from Monday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 18, at[Read More…]

Man eluding police causes power outage Thursday in Homewood

A Richton Park man’s attempt to elude Olympia Fields police ended in Homewood on Thursday morning with a traffic accident that resulted in a power outage. Charles White, 59, was allegedly involved in an altercation with an Olympia Fields police officer and was attempting to elude arrest, according to Olympia[Read More…]

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Girl Scouts donate cookie money for a Buddy Bench

No one should be without a friend, especially on a playground where kids play games and challenge each other on who can climb and swing the highest or run the furthest. And if you do sit out, you shouldn’t be alone. Sit with a buddy. Girl Scouts collaborated recently to[Read More…]

Cost for Lions Club Pool work comes in under budget

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District came up with a way to save nearly $100,000 in its budget and still get the Lions Club pool in great shape for next season. To the pleasant surprise of park district commissioners at their Tuesday, Nov. 15, meeting, a bid for replacing the pool’s filtration[Read More…]

Toys for Tots donations accepted

‘Tis the season for giving as the national Toys for Tots drive gets underway with a collection drop-off in Homewood. Donations of new toys are being collected at the Edward Jones Investments Office of Matt Michalik at 18115 Dixie Highway in downtown Homewood. From now until Tuesday, Dec. 6, unwrapped[Read More…]

Ecumenical Thanksgiving celebration is Wednesday

The Homewood-Flossmoor Viking Choir will raise its collective voice at the annual ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie Highway in Homewood. Local clergy will lead the Thanksgiving celebration. The service is hosted by the South Suburban Interfaith Ministerial Association.[Read More…]

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