YouMatter2, a youth group doing philanthropic work, is collecting funds to help meet the needs for clean water around the globe. The group is hosting a Walk for Water 5K on Saturday, April 28, to raise money for this endeavor. Statistics show nearly one billion people do not have access[Read More…]
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Pantle ruled last week that Harvey must pay for an assessment of its water system and make necessary repairs at the request of Homewood and other downstream towns. The Dec. 6 court order is the latest development in a more than four year back-and-forth[Read More…]
Officials in Homewood and Flossmoor want residents to be assured that they’re working to maintain reliable and clean water for the villages, despite recent developments in Harvey. On July 19, Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Pantle removed control over water finances* from Harvey’s municipal government. Harvey buys Lake Michigan[Read More…]
The leaves will be turning red soon, but Homewood fire hydrants are way ahead of them. The new color for hydrants has caught the eyes of some residents. Public Works Director John Schaefer said the hydrants have been yellow for a long time, at least several decades.
Almost a billion gallons of water each year flows into the system serving Homewood and Flossmoor. Can public works departments keep track of every drop? Not quite. But local public works officials are under increasing pressure to account for most of them.
Angela and William Dunnett pose by the Irwin Parkfountain in Homewood, demonstrating another usefor the park district’s water resources: a beautifulsetting for marking special occasions.(Provided photo by Thomas Photographic Services) Cool, clear water. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers a variety of ways for the community to enjoy the beauty and[Read More…]