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Homewood police reports | Jan. 2015

A selection of incidents in Homewood the first week of January that resulted in criminal charges. Chicago woman charged with battery after spraying guard with pepper spray A Chicago woman was charged with aggravated battery to a merchant after allegedly directing pepper spray at the face of a security guard[Read More…]

Homewood to consider purchase of former Savoia T’Go building

The village of Homewood is seeking to purchase another downtown property with the hope of selling it to a developer. Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday, Jan. 13, to purchase 18138 Dixie Highway, formerly Savoia T’Go Restaurant for $151,700. Money for the purchase would come from the fund balance in the[Read More…]

Flossmoor helping area’s needy through MLK Day of Service

Flossmoor residents are banding together to help south suburban neighbors in need during the 2015 MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19. The village’s Human Relations Commission is spearheading the day’s events, which will benefit three area social service organizations – the Jones Center in Chicago Heights, Respond Now, and South[Read More…]

Sleepy’s building gets the nod from Homewood trustees

Homewood trustees approved a Halsted Street planned-unit development Tuesday, Dec. 23, after the developer returned with revisions to the building design. The building at 17725 Halsted St. will house Sleepy’s, a bedding business, and a food establishment to be determined. The site was formerly the home of Arby’s Restaurant. The PUD[Read More…]

H-F speech team takes third in recent speech tournament (UPDATE Dec. 18)

Homewood-Flossmoor High School speech team. The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Speech Team took third place in the Thornridge Tree Speech Tournament Dec. 6, according to a story in the Homewood-Flossmoor FYI. It wasn’t the first successful outing of the season. The team won the South West Suburban Conference Novice Conference Tournament on Nov. 25,[Read More…]

Flossmoor police arrest local man for drug sales near school

A Flossmoor man is facing four felony charges following his arrest for allegedly selling cannabis from his home, less than 300 feet from Heather Hill School. Geno Allen, 25, of 2832 Alexander Crescent, was charged with armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, delivery of cannabis within 1,000 feet[Read More…]

A cure for dentophobia: True stories and famous fudge

The lineup at Homewood Stories Tuesday, Dec. 16, includes some nationally renowned storytellers, according to host Karen O’Donnell.  Beth Horner’s work has been called heartfelt, truthful and “akin to great stand-up comedy.” Her large repertoire ranges from a four-minute break-neck speed tongue-twisting tour-de-force take-off on Edgar Allan Poe to a[Read More…]

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