Homewood to study cost of water, feasibility of other sources

At their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, Homewood trustees approved joining other municipalities in a pair of studies aimed at alleviating potential issues with the water the village buys from the city of Harvey. 


The first will assess the rate the village pays Harvey for water.

Applause, applause for our school board members today!

On Tuesday, Village of Homewood trustees approved a resolution declaring the day, and District 153 children prepared cards of thanks presented at the school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12.

Homewood District 153 says no thanks to guns in schools proposals

Student safety is important, but Homewood District 153 board members voted unanimously not to support measures to allow staff to carry firearms in schools.
 
Although no school district would be compelled to develop programs that allow firearms on campus, Homewood’s board members wanted to share their positions with delegates of the Illinois Association of School Boards. 
 

Homewood Science Center has gifts centered around science

Santa’s workshop has been busy A variety of toys geared toward science and technology and a host of Homewood Science Center items are available Nov. 24 through Dec. 27 at the PopUp Science Shop. (Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)generating toys for children who love creativity and learning. His special creations are available at the Homewood Science Center’s PopUp Science Shop starting Saturday, Nov. 24.

The specialty toys will help break the status quo with fun gifts that will encourage a child’s learn in the process. The shop is stocked with toys not seen in the traditional toy aisle. 

 

H-F teen arrested after bringing bullets to school

Flossmoor police arrested a Homewood-Flossmoor High School student when it was discovered he brought loose bullets into the school Monday, Nov. 12.
 
School officials notified police mid-morning that there was a suspicion that a student may have bullets. The student was identified, searched and the bullets were located, according to information provided to H-F parents.
 

Second annual FCC talent show to raise funds for PADS shelter

An eclectic group of local children and adults will show off their talents on Friday, Nov. 16, when Flossmoor Community Church hosts its second annual ShowOff talent show. 

The talent show, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the FCC Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor, will raise money to benefit the FCC PADS shelter. The shelter runs Sunday evenings from October through April, providing food, shelter and hot showers to south suburban homeless men. 

Homewood trustees to consider Harvey water rate study

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Homewood Board of Trustees will consider hiring a consulting firm to conduct a study of the water costs incurred by the city of Harvey. 

The study is intended to establish actual costs for Harvey to deliver water to Homewood and several other area communities. Harvey claims the water rates it charges are below its costs and is considering a rate hike, according to Village Manager Jim Marino.

Flossmoor Village Board approves estimated 2018 tax levy

The Flossmoor Village Board voted to support a 1.95 percent increase in the 2018 tax levy and heard numbers showing a positive trend in the village’s property values.

 

If the board gives final approval Dec. 3, the levy increase would mean the owner of a $200,000 home pays about $13 more in property taxes, and the owner of a $300,000 home pays about $21 more. 

School board, administrators working to keep H-F a ‘jewel’ among high schools

There have been and will be more changes at Homewood-Flossmoor High School that will protect the students, teachers and staff and help maintain the excellent work happening on the campus, according to Steve Anderson, president of the District 233 school board.
 

At least one resident ‘lost everything’ in Martin Avenue fire

No one was harmed during a house fire in the early morning hours Saturday at 18332 Martin Ave., Homewood, though at least one resident suffered significant personal property damage.
 
According to Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski, the department received a call about the fire shortly after 1 a.m. Grabowski said the fire was contained to the front porch and the front of the house, and the cause continues to be investigated.

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