Homewood PTA entered 33 art works in national contest

  Back row from left: Jenesys K. Harris, Homewood PTA
  President Josh Eiesenberg, District 153 Superintendent
  Dale Mitchell, Camille Byrd O’Quin. Middle row from left: 

Kelly asks for funding for gun violence research

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., joined with other members of the House of Representatives on Feb. 22 in calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to allow debate and a vote on legislation to repeal the Dickey Amendment and provide adequate funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to conduct research about gun violence.

Buona beef restaurant opens with a sandwich-cutting ceremony

There’s a new beef in town. On Feb. 27, Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun cut a ribbon and a 4-foot Italian beef sandwich to officially open the new Buona Beef restaurant in the Meijer plaza at Vollmer and Pulaski roads. 

Crews encountered ‘high heat and a large volume of fire’ at fatal scene

The Flossmoor fire on Feb. 28 in which the homeowner was found dead took almost an hour and multiple crews to extinguish after firefighters found the house fully ablaze.
According to Flossmoor Fire Captain Matt Berk, a report of the fire that came in at 12:47 p.m. initially identified Homewood as the location of the house, which actually is in the 2000 block of Collett Lane in Flossmoor. 

Report: Harvey selling Homewood water at a loss

Receiver seeks new contracts with downstream towns

Harvey may seek a new water contract with Homewood and other downstream municipalities after a new report suggests the city isn’t profiting.

Robert Handler, a court-appointed receiver tasked with overseeing Harvey’s water department, looked at the rates the downstream municipalities were paying for water. Handler is the principal and CEO of Commercial Recovery Associates.


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