Police Reports: Dec. 19, 2014

68 calls: Traffic Stop (33), Assist Fire Dept. (10), Citizen Assist (2), Check Well Being (5), Lockout (4), Parking Problem (1), Hit & Run (1), Dispute (1), Suspicious Subject (1), Disturbance (2), Juvenile Problem (3), Burglar Alarm (1), Fire Alarm (1), Disabled Vehicle (2), Custodial Interference (1)

Nasty weather doesn’t stall tree recycling program (UPDATED Jan. 5)

One day, they are filled with bright lights and sparkling ornaments. They are the centerpiece of holiday celebrations and a yearly family tradition. Children gaze in wonder at their beauty and never forget the spectacle.

The next day they are mulch, among the humblest of all plant matter.

Such is the life of a Christmas tree. But the cycle — from  shining  symbol of the season to ground-up trunk and needles — has become a tradition all its own.

Homewood trustee starts monthly listening sessions at local coffee shop

Homewood Trustee Jay Heiferman's first listening session of the new year will be today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Starbucks on Harwood.

District 153 to conduct preschool screenings Jan. 16

Homewood School District 153 will conduct screenings to determine eligibility for its free preschool program on Friday, Jan. 16, at Willow School, 1804 Willow Road.

Children must be 3 years old on or before Jan. 16. Proof of residency is required at the time of screening, according to school officials.

Appointments are necessary. Contact Bridget Bosch at (708) 647-2118 or write to [email protected].

Police Reports: Dec. 18, 2014

57 calls: Traffic Stop (29), Check Well Being (2), Disturbance (1), Customer/Management Dispute (1), Assist Fire Dept. (7), Suspicious Subject (2), Burglar Alarm (4), Traffic Accident with Damage (2), Disabled Vehicle (1), Retail Theft (1),  Lockout (2), Juvenile Problem (1), Suspicious Circumstances (1), Citizen Assist (1), Warrant Service (1), Unwanted Subject (1)


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