Homewood voters reject home rule; Flossmoor OKs sales tax hike

Home rule won’t be coming to Homewood. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the designation. Flossmoor voters, however, gave strong support to a one-cent sales tax.

Heaps of litter hauled away on first spring cleanup day

Despite a late-season blast of wintry weather, the debut of H-F Spring Cleanup Day still saw a significant amount of litter collected from area roadways and school properties. Led by the H-F Area Green Committee, the cleanup day Saturday, March 17, encouraged local residents to volunteer by picking up trash and improving areas at designated sites around the Flossmoor area. 

Singing with heart at Homewood’s amateur ‘Hamiltunes’

They sang with heart and for fun at the Homewood Public Library presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a sanctioned all-volunteer performance of the popular Broadway musical.

Old Navy, Five Below stores coming to Halsted Street in Homewood

Homewood officials announced Monday, March 12, that two stores will be moving into the space in the Washington Park Plaza shopping center previously occupied by Joann Fabrics.

The space is being split in two. One side will be occupied by Old Navy, a clothing store for women, men, girls, boys and babies. The chain is owned by Gap Inc. The other side will host Five Below, a discount shop aimed at teens and pre-teens with merchandize that sells for $5 or less.

Tim Filkins promoted to sergeant with Flossmoor PD

Flossmoor Police Officer Tim Filkins, who last year arrested a bank robbery suspect who may have been on his way to commit another crime, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Filkins was officially sworn in as a sergeant at the Flossmoor Village Board meeting on March 5 at Village Hall.


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