Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld said he was surprised by Walmart’s announcement that it would close its store at 17750 Halsted St. on March 10 because he thought the store was doing very well. “I wish they had consulted with us ahead of time,” he said. “Were they really aware that[Read More…]
Walmart officials announced on Wednesday that the Homewood store at 17550 Halsted St. will close on March 10 because its financial performance has not met company expectations. “This decision was not made lightly and was reached only after a thorough review process,” said Felicia McCranie, communications director for Walmart in[Read More…]
Coping with COVID: State offers new plan to prevent resurgence, county jail cited for containing virus
The state announces a new plan to respond to any sign of a resurgence of COVID-19 as case numbers make modest rise. Local case numbers rise, but there have been no additional deaths. A CDC study highlights the effective measures used by the sheriff’s department to contain an outbreak in[Read More…]
Homewood pitches in to help local restaurants survive the pandemic. The SBA offers disaster loans. Number of COVID-19 cases rises again in Illinois. Information hygiene.
Walmart’s new supercenter at 175th and Halsted streets opened its doors early Wednesday, Oct. 26, with fanfare provided by the Homewood-Flossmoor High School marching band and cheers by the store’s staff. Walmart and village officials marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld.
Construction on the new Walmart Supercenter at 17550 S. Halsted St. is finished and employees are preparing the store to open soon. (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Walmart announced Monday it will hire about 200 local associates to work at the new supercenter slated to open this fall in Homewood. Job[Read More…]
Homewood trustees approved a budget amendment Tuesday, Aug. 23, that will enable the police department to add two patrol officer positions. Police Chief Bill Alcott said the request for new positions is in anticipation of greater demand on the department as a result of business expansion on Halsted Street.
Work continues Wednesday on the former Kmart store at 175th and Halsted streets. Walmart is completely renovating the building to convert it into a new superstore.(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) When Walmart announced late in 2013 that it planned to abandon its Glenwood store and set up shop two miles north on Halsted[Read More…]