Tag: Homewood village board

Homewood trustees approve request for salt funds

The Homewood board of trustees approved a request for approximately $69,000 of motor fuel tax funds to be allocated for supplemental street salt to meet the village’s ongoing needs. The most recent snowfall — 10.7 inches according to the National Weather Service — proved a challenge to the village in[Read More…]

Variance approved for Homewood seafood restaurant

A new seafood restaurant and delivery service had a parking variance approved by the Homewood village board Tuesday. Crab Bagz plans to open at 18681 Dixie Highway, formerly the location of Lily Pad resale store. The building also contains Salon Life and Barton Chiropractic. The restaurant will move into a[Read More…]

Homewood again suspends its tax collection on restaurants, bars

The Homewood village board approved a second round of relief for local bars and restaurants affected by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order restricting on-site eating.  The village will not ask businesses to pay the “places for eating tax” for November, December or January. Homewood approved a similar measure in the[Read More…]

Homewood expects 4.8 percent property tax hike

Homewood expects to raise real estate taxes by 4.8 percent, Finance Director Dennis Bubenik explained to the village board Tuesday, Oct. 27.  The total 2020 property tax levy for village operations, pension obligations and debt service would increase 5.4 percent to $6,737,322. The village is one of several bodies, including[Read More…]

Water plant repair, reappointments approved in Homewood

Homewood approved a contact to repair the exterior facade of a water plant at the Aug. 25 village board meeting. The work will include tuckpointing, wall repairs, wall demolition, concrete block replacement, brick replacement and caulking. The village contracted Structural Technologies of Bloomingdale to assess the scope of the project[Read More…]

Homewood board praises residents, police

Homewood trustees Tuesday commended both residents and police for their support of ongoing demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  “Despite the gamut of negative emotions that I and many others have experienced based upon what happened, I am[Read More…]

Homewood restaurants, bars allowed outdoor seating after May 29

Homewood residents will soon be allowed to help local businesses and enjoy a meal or a drink outside after the village board approved a measure Tuesday to regulate outdoor seating areas. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital[Read More…]

Homewood approves study on Hammond water corrosion effect

Homewood took another step toward changing its water supplier at its May 26 village board meeting, approving a water corrosion study. The village finalized a plan last year to change its water supplier from Harvey — which gets its Lake Michigan water from Chicago — to Chicago Heights, which is[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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