Homewood meeting spells out home rule proposal

The first informational meeting on home rule for Homewood drew an estimated 80 people anxious to learn why trustees are proposing a change in the village government's status. More than a dozen people asked questions during the meeting Nov. 9 at the Marie Irwin Community Center. 

Law enforcement investigates threat to H-F High School, concludes it was a hoax

The FBI and Homewood police investigated a possible threat against Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Sunday but concluded the incident was a hoax. School will be in session as normal on Monday.

 

In a letter to parents, Superintendent Von Mansfield and Principal Jerry Anderson said someone contacted the FBI after seeing a posting on social media that included the image of someone holding a gun and making reference to the school.

H-F High asks community for input on expansion plans

The District 233 school board is hoping to get feedback through Nov. 17 on its survey of proposed plans for additions to Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

James Hart students help celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day in Homewood got an early start when eighth grade students at James Hart School gathered Friday morning to salute veterans.

Grape & Grain will shift to event business under new ownership

Grape & Grain, a craft beer and wine bar in downtown Homewood, has new owners and will soon launch a new approach to the business. Homewood businessman Bill Frank recently announced that he agreed to purchase the business from Edia Santiago.

Duo's to close soon in downtown Homewood

Duo's Boutique in downtown Homewood will be closing soon, probably by the end of November or early December, according to owner Christine Ghezzi.

Homewood Public Library levy shows no tax increase

The Homewood Public Library is not expecting to see an increase in its tax levy, according to Amy Crump, executive director.
 
The board will accept public comment on the proposed levy at a hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. The board’s regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
 

Approval likely for tax break extension at Flossmoor’s Ingalls facility

Flossmoor village board members are expected to approve an additional property tax break for the local Ingalls Family Care Center. Following a presentation Monday by two Ingalls officials, there were no objections to a continuation of the Family Care Center's Class 8 tax incentive.

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