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Video gaming authorized to expand in Homewood

More businesses will be allowed to have gambling machines in Homewood after the village board passed a new ordinance Tuesday.  Any bars or restaurants that have been in the village for at least four years and already hold liquor licenses can now apply for video gaming machines. Homewood has six[Read More…]

Riding boom gives bike shop a bump

When the stay-at-home order came down from the governor’s office, Steve Buchtel, of GoodSpeed Cycles in Homewood, expected business to idle. Instead, bike shops in Illinois were deemed essential businesses, a move Buchtel said made sense. Many people rely on bicycles for transportation, and GoodSpeed also serves customers who use[Read More…]

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Maple Tree owner: ‘We are the phoenix’

Maple Tree Inn opened its new location at 18849 Dixie Highway in Homewood to the public on Feb. 7 and had a successful opening weekend, serving more than 800 diners, according to co-owner Katie Wennberg. But the ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 12 still proved to be an emotional occasion,[Read More…]

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Vida Tacos features artistic passion for food

Vida Tacos opened Nov. 2 at 18102 Martin Ave. in Homewood, and owner Alfredo Castro said his approach is captured by the restaurant’s logo.    Alfredo Castro and Rosaelia  Samanieso pose by Vida  Tacos’ logo. The new r  estaurant opened Nov. 2  in downtown Homewood.  (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) “Vida” not only means “life” in Spanish,[Read More…]

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