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Apollo Park buildings defaced with hateful graffiti

Vandals spray painted graffiti on buildings at Apollo Park in Homewood this week.
 
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas said the hateful drawings and words were discovered on the concession building when park district staff did their daily rounds of garbage pick-up. The vandalism occurred between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
 

Changes made to public comments at Homewood meetings

New procedures for Homewood residents wishing to address their village board will apply after an ordinance was approved at the Oct. 10 meeting.
 
Residents will be limited to three minutes for comments, which can be extended if the chair deems it necessary. Persons making comments must be “respectful and avoid obscene or insulting statements, the impugning of motives and disruptive or repetitive statements,” the ordinance says. 
 

The Skate Shop: ‘Cheers’ for the skate community

  Traci Janowicz-Lillis shows her favorite skates. 
  She has been involved in the Skate Shop most 
  of her life, which might explain why it feels like 
  home to her customers.
(Photos by Eric Crump/
  H-F Chronicle)
 

Marino presents home rule idea to Homewood board

Idea would be put to voters in March referendum

Homewood officials Tuesday unveiled a plan to provide a revenue boost to local schools, parks and the library and cut through some red tape by becoming a home rule community. Home rule status in the village requires approval by local voters in a special referendum.

Program on improving mobility Oct. 27 at racquet club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District presents a discussion and demonstration on “How to Improve Mobility” at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, as part of its Coffee and Curiosity program.
 
Sessions meet at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 183rd St., Homewood.
 
Personal trainer Christina Alcasid will offer information and give a demonstration on incorporating a stretching program as part of a daily routine that helps maintain mobility. 
 

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