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Homewood trustees to hear results of parking study

Two construction projects that could begin later this year will have a big impact on parking in downtown Homewood. The village hired the firm Kenig, Lindgren, O'Hara, Aboona Inc. to study how the village can compensate for the disruption.

Eric Russell with KLOA is expected to present the firm's findings at the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 14. 

Fatal accidents spurred railroad to build Dixie Highway viaduct

Deadly traffic accidents in the early years of the last century served as the catalyst for the decision to eliminate all grade rail crossings along the Illinois Central line between downtown Chicago and Matteson-Richton.

PopUp Science spreading around the globe

The Homewood Science Center started its free PopUp Science program in 2016 as a way to share science concepts with the community. 
 
Now the ideas behind PopUp Science are being learned by science enthusiasts around the world, thanks to the Homewood Science Center’s membership in the STEM Learning Ecosystem, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce for the 21st century.

Organizer: Peaceology forum May 5 to serve as foundation of community's response to racism

In a community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, two racist incidents the last weekend of April left many Homewood and Flossmoor residents reeling in dismay, so sociologist and Flossmoor resident Peter K.B. St. Jean offered an approach he calls "peaceology" as a means of dealing with the situation. He and a group of volunteers organized a community forum on Sunday, May 5, at Flossmoor Community Church to begin conversations about the incidents and how to move forward. 

Rep. Kelly works to bring needs of African American mothers to the forefront

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., is putting the needs of African American women in the spotlight through the work of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
 
Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, founded the caucus with two other representatives. Kelly said the caucus was necessary to give voice to the 23.5 million black women and girls who should be considered a priority in policy debates.  
 

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