Commissioners take first step toward Homewood Estates Park redesign

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is planning for major improvements at the Homewood Estates Park, and hoping a state grant will pay half the cost.

Starry Nights concerts gets Independence Day started

Area residents populated the park in front of the Irwin Community Center band shell Wednesday with red and blue lawn chairs to enjoy the warm evening, friends and family — and the sounds of Second Hand Soul to kick off the local Independence Day festivities. 

H-F community delivers water, goodwill to University Park neighbors

In a rally of neighborly sympathy and support, several members of the Homewood-Flossmoor community are collecting water, funds and supplies for residents of University Park. About 1,000 households in University Park remain under a “do not consume” order, issued by utility Aqua Water on June 14 after elevated levels of lead were detected in the tap water of several properties.

Commuters stuck downtown when power surge knocks out Metra Electric line

​Just as the evening rush hour was set to get rolling Tuesday, a major portion of the Metra Electric train line into the South Suburbs was shut down due to a power surge.

Power out in Halsted area Wednesday

Power was lost to about 660 customers in the Halsted Street area Wednesday afternoon, according John Schoen, a spokesman for ComEd. The outage was caused by a broken utility pole, Schoen said, but he was unsure what caused the damage to the pole.


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