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Homewood police respond to disturbance at Walmart

Homewood police officers responded at 3:39 p.m. to Walmart at 17550 S. Halsted St. after receiving a report of a disturbance.  Village officials posted a message on Facebook to counter social media rumors that there was a shooting. No shots were fired. Police continue to investigate the incident.

Motorist: Gift cards are better than tickets

Jackie Harding, a registered nurse, was on her way home from work at a local hospital on April 26 when she was pulled over by a Homewood police officer. One of her headlights was out. If she was annoyed, her mood soon changed. “Instead of this officer giving me a[Read More…]


New Homewood police officer sworn in

Homewood Police Chief Bill Alcott, left, welcomed Alex Denman to the department’s ranks. Denman was sworn in on Wednesday. He follows in the footsteps of his dad and brother. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Two found dead in Elder Road home, no foul play suspected

Homewood police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two residents who were found unresponsive on Monday, Feb. 24. Around 3:40 p.m., Irene Koetz, 86, and her 56-year-old son, Thomas Koetz, were found dead at their home in the 1200 Block of Elder Road. At this time, Homewood police have not[Read More…]

Two people carjacked in Homewood driveway

Homewood police said they responded to report of a carjacking early Tuesday morning. Around 1:50 a.m., two people reported they were parked in a driveway in the 17600 block of Lincoln Avenue when three to four armed men approached the car and demanded the keys.

Homewood to hire part-time police officers

Homewood will hire part-time police officers after the village board approved the measure last month. In a memo, Police Chief Bill Alcott said the department currently has “reserve” officers. But those officers do not have arrest powers. The new part-time officers will have arrest powers for special assignments and on[Read More…]

Police say Willow Road shooting likely not random

Homewood police have released some details about the shooting that took place on Feb. 20. Deputy Chief Denise McGrath said police believe the shooting, which damaged a home on the 1400 block of Willow Road, was not random. She declined to offer further details on the basis that it could[Read More…]

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