Homewood Science Center programs drawing participants from throughout the Chicago area

The participation numbers keep growing at the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez told village board members one program drew participants from 25 ZIP Codes. She presented the science center's 2017 annual report to the board at its meeting Aug. 14. 

Flossmoor trustees ask CDE to revise incentive request

The Flossmoor Village Board asked the owners of Center for Dental Excellence to revise their proposal for economic incentives from the village.

Flossmoor trustees OK language for pickup truck parking referendum

Flossmoor trustees have approved language for the advisory referendum on whether to change the village's long-standing truck parking ban ordinance.

Voters on Nov. 6 will consider whether the truck parking prohibition, which is part of the village’s zoning ordinance, should remain in place. Flossmoor’s zoning law specifies that personal pickup trucks “may only be parked in an enclosed garage.”

Homewood’s Wednesday Farmers Market continues

The Homewood Farmers Market on Wednesdays will continue through Aug. 29. The market is on Martin Avenue at Chestnut Road. It runs from 4 to 9 p.m.

Vice District Brewing grand opening event is Aug. 31

Vice District Brewing will host the grand opening on Friday, Aug. 31, at its new location at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway in Homewood. The craft brewery is selling tickets for two-hour portions of the opening for $25. Vice will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

Lansing native is Homewood’s 41st police officer

A two-year effort to increase the ranks of Homewood police officers was satisfied with the swearing in of Jason Johnson at Tuesday’s village board meeting. Johnson started with the department Aug. 2. 

Changes in store for annual Foundation 153 Fund Run

Foundation 153 is making changes to the annual Fund Run for Homewood schools moving it up to Aug. 25, and expanding it to a multilayered event that will include games, a parents night out event and a teachers dunk tank.

District 161 moves toward hiring private security at Parker

Flossmoor District 161 took a step Monday toward hiring a private firm to provide security at Parker Junior High School this fall. The board held a public hearing on the subject and also recognized Parker Junior High School students who were selected to participate in an internship sponsored by the Homewood Science Center and Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

Send kids ‘Chalk the Walk’ messages for back to school

Residents in Homewood and Flossmoor are encouraged to “Chalk the Walk” by writing encouraging messages on the walks around our towns as District 153 and 161 students start back to school.
 
“Chalk the Walk” was hosted by Flossmoor schools last school year.  This year both school districts are hoping to coax parents, residents and businesses to write inspiring messages for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
 

Science center, economic development measures on Homewood trustees' agenda

Homewood Science Center Executive Director Edie Dobrez is expected to present the center's annual report in a presentation to village trustees at the regular board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14.

HSC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, but it was developed over the past three years by the village of Homewood and continues to operate in partnership with the village.
Trustees will also consider a $78,000 bid for HSC window replacement.

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