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The book store dream comes true: Bookie's is coming to Homewood

When Homewood residents talk about what businesses they would like to see in town, one idea comes up consistently: a book store.

It looks like that wish is about to come true.

Keith Lewis, owner of Bookie's New and Used Books in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, said he signed a lease last week on a Ridge Road store front in downtown Homewood.

Major League Baseball scouts following H-F's Zaid Walker as draft nears

Zaid Walker, the right fielder on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School baseball team, is so good that Major League Baseball scouts are at games watching his performance. What’s in their notebooks is not just his fielding record, but his focus on the game and ability to swing. 

Homewood man’s life starts anew with stem cell transplant

David Matasar will celebrate his 65th birthday on Oct. 17, 2018, but he will tell you his life started over in 2017. The day after his October birthday he will be marking Year One since his stem cell transplant, part of his treatment for mantle cell lymphona cancer. Doctors “consider that Day Zero or your re-birth,” Matasar said. 

Fun with trains, machines at two Homewood events

Homewood will host two events featuring big machines on Saturday, May 19, its 12th annual Rail Fest and the annual Public Works Department open house. Rail Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the H-F Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road and at nearby Martin Avenue Square, 18020 Martin Ave., and the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway. The Public Works Department open house will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17755 Ashland Ave. 

Youth group raises money for Puerto Rican family

A family in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria in 2017 will be the beneficiary of two fundraisers hosted by the newly organized St. Joseph Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Church.

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