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The carousel always attracts a big crowd at Holiday Lights in Homewood. (Chronicle file photo)

The Weeks | Nov. 26: Flossmoor gets national mention in Times democracy podcast, holiday events galore, Taylor Swift karaoke, Giving Tuesday ideas

THE WEEK > Meetings Flossmoor Community Relations Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the committee room at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Homewood Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Homewood Ethics Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday,[Read More…]

The Day family poses for a photo on Jim Knetl's 1967 Chevrolet pickup truck during the Flossmoor holiday festival on Nov. 26. Front, from left, are Zach and Amie. Back, from left, are Owen and Sam.

The Weeks | Nov. 19: Flossmoor holiday festivities, Small Business Saturday, Poorly Drawn Pet Portraits

THE WEEK > Meetings Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Flossmoor Green Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the committee room at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.  Stuff to do Monday, Nov. 20Thanksgiving break skating. The[Read More…]

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Don’t miss stuff! The Weeks is a free weekly newsletter posted each Sunday that includes a look at the week ahead and the week behind, with lists of local government meetings (including links to agendas and highlights of important topics), community events and activities and commentary about local issues. We[Read More…]

The Weeks | Nov. 12: Many meetings, a reader responds about speeding, ‘Hunger Games’ movie marathon at HPL, sandwich contest

READER RESPONSE In my October Page 2 column, “Locals agree: Slow down,” I suggested we might need to think about regional solutions to the problem of irresponsible drivers because the South Suburbs form an economic network that generates traffic between municipalities, making the problem difficult for any one village to[Read More…]

Opponents of industrial redevelopment of Calumet Country Club hoped the Forest Preserves might be persuaded to purchase the land, but a preserves official said it doesn't meet the criteria to be a high priority acquisition. (Chronicle file photo)

The Weeks | Nov. 5: What’s up with Calumet Country Club, help Open Access Thanksgiving meal, Cleopatra, The Doors, a new festival in the works

DEMOCRACY WATCH Homewood resident proposes Calumet Country Club solution: Invite the SoxBefore the pitch to attract the Chicago Bears to Country Club Hills, a Homewood man proposed that Hazel Crest officials invite the Chicago White Sox to relocate to Calumet Country Club.  David Janocha, a founder of South Suburbs for[Read More…]

The Weeks | Oct. 29: Trick or treat hours, good words for good governance, stuff to do, free leaf pickup

DEMOCRACY WATCH Criticizing government is kind of a hobby. People regularly gripe about local government, township government, county government, state government, national government and governments elsewhere in the world. Complaining about government might be one of the most unifying forces in all creation. That’s why it was almost startling when[Read More…]

The Weeks | Oct. 1: Active government transparency, Recyclepalooza, exotic critters at the library, Trader Joe’s pitch

THE WEEK > Meetings Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a committee meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Goldberg Administration Building, 3301 Flossmoor Road. Stuff to do Monday, Oct.[Read More…]

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