Tag: Homewood

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House projects lead to partnership

I could not be more thankful for my neighbors, Dave and Yoka Ward. In 2011, I moved into a 1932 Sears kit home in the Old Homewood neighborhood. I was a newly divorced, single mom with a 7-year-old son, ready to begin a new life.  Though beautifully maintained, the house[Read More…]

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Visiting the neighbor’s yard for parties, piñatas and puppies

Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. These are two[Read More…]

Homewood neighbors Rachel Meadows-Smith, left, and Jean Sherrill said they appreciate having neighbors who look out for one another. (Photo by Mary Compton/HF Chronicle)

‘A fine idea’: Neighbors work together to solve a concrete problem

Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. This is one[Read More…]

Illinois School Report Cards: See how H-F schools rate

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its annual Illinois Report Card, a rundown of how each school and school district in the state is performing. Compiled from information ISBE collects from every Illinois public school, the Report Card offers demographics and statistics about school districts and individual schools, comparing[Read More…]

Opening day getting closer, Rabid Brewing owner says

Rabid Brewing was granted an extension to its financial incentive agreement with the Homewood village board at the June 13 meeting. It’s the second extension for the brewery at 17759 Bretz Drive in Homewood. Rabid owner Raiye Rosado called the situation with construction “delicate,” but didn’t offer any other explanation[Read More…]

Metra meeting offers explanation on possible schedule changes

Officials from Metra offered feedback Tuesday on proposed changes to the Electric Line schedule during a public forum at Flossmoor Village Hall.In May, Metra announced proposed service changes “to better reflect ridership demands and anticipated development in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.” The Electric Line runs between University Park and the[Read More…]

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Homewood police hire village native, H-F graduate

It just became a little more difficult for criminals to outrun the Homewood police.  Ephraim Dorsey, who ran middle distance for track teams at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Eastern Illinois University, took the oath to become an officer at the June 13 village board meeting.  You have reached content available[Read More…]

Garden walk June 25 to benefit two local charities

The seventh annual Southland Community Garden Walk, sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women South Cook Section, will take place from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.Six gardens will be featured in Flossmoor, Homewood and Olympia Fields. Garden experts will be available in each. Advance tickets are[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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