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Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School

The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Motorcyclist dies following vehicle crash on Halsted

A Steger man died Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a passenger vehicle in the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood.

Kyle J. Ladewig, 37, was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital, according to the Homewood Police Department.

Vehicle sticker scofflaws could face ticket if ordinance approved

Some Homewood residents have found the process of obtaining vehicle stickers and overnight parking ban exemptions more complicated than usual this year. There's a connection to the state's budget woes.

Residents who haven't yet obtained a sticker might be issued a ticket if they don't comply by Aug. 1 if the village approves an ordinance on the agenda. The orginal deadline for purchasing a sticker without penalty was May 31.

WGN brings block party to downtown Homewood on Friday

Homewood has acquired an additional event in its summer festival lineup. Television station WGN-Channel 9 in Chicago will sponsor a block party from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13. 

Though early in the day, the pop-up event will include most of the features of other Homewood festivals: food, live music, vendors and activities for kids, according to village officials. WGN will add to the mix a parade and live broadcast.

Walkathon will raise funds for African hospital, stricken teen

On Saturday, July 14, PRHeSS, a charity operated by Homewood couple Sam and Mary Kormoi, will host its 10th annual walkathon. The five-mile walk through Homewood will raise money for the community hospital in rural Sierra Leone that the organization founded.

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