Illinois sets a new record for COVID-19 tests administered in one day. Homewood and Flossmoor cases edge up. The unemployment numbers released Friday were grim, but the state is trying to meet the huge demand for unemployment benefits. A new program starts Monday that will provide benefits to contract workers.[Read More…]
Tag: Homewood Public Library
Coping with COVID: May 2
Homewood COVID-19 cases continue to rise. New cases and deaths drop slightly statewide. Markham testing site hours and procedures clarified. Homewood Public Library will open the book return during limited times for the rest of May. Flossmoor Public Library continues regular virtual programs.
Homewood Library marks 30 years at its address
Hubert and Mary-Kathleen Stalling of Homewood accept cookies from Homewood Public Library librarian Sharon Lade during the 30th anniversary celebration of the library’s move to 17917 Dixie Highway. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Homewood library staff contract approved after nearly three years
After nearly three years, employees at the Homewood Public Library are now working under a contract. The library’s board voted unanimously to ratify the agreement at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Kids clown around Homewood library
It was craziness and laughter at the Homewood Public Library when Dr. Gesundheit made a clown therapy visit. When he introduced himself, Dr. Gesundheit’s appearance with his red bubble nose, red shoes, flowered pants held up by suspenders, orange shirt and crazy hat immediately brought smiles to the audience at[Read More…]
No contract yet for Homewood Library employees
It is more of the same as Homewood’s library staff tries to get its first contract with the library board. The employees, who have joined the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), ratified the contract May 15, but the document was never shared with the Homewood[Read More…]
Homewood library employees still waiting for contract
The Homewood Public Library board failed on Wednesday to ratify a contract with its employees represented by AFSCME, saying the board never received a signed contract. At the library board’s May meeting, AFSCME members were anticipating the agreement would be ratified. The board went into an hour-long closed session meeting, and[Read More…]
Homewood library welcomes new trustees, postpones contract OK
Tim Martin and Nancy Gildart were officially sworn in May 15 as the newest members of the Homewood Public Library board of trustees. Martin won a six-year term, and Gildart will serve for two years. Current member Tom Nowak was also sworn in. He won a six-year term.
Write-in candidate ready to join Homewood Library’s board
Nancy Gildart is joining the Homewood Public Library board of trustees after winning a two-year term as a write-in candidate. Gildart, who has lived in Homewood more than 27 years, said she put her name forward in 2017 as a resident interested in a vacant seat on the board, but wasn’t[Read More…]
Local organizations offer events to celebrate Screen Free Week and Children’s Book Week
Two complementary observances this week will encourage families to disengage from digital devices and focus on reading and other sometimes-neglected activities. Local education organizations, libraries and Homewood’s book store have planned a number of activities to help celebrate Screen Free Week and Children’s Book Week this week, April 29 through[Read More…]