Downtown Homewood bookstore opens

Bookie's New and Used Books held its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Friday, Sept. 21, with village officials and store staff celebrating the opening of the company's second store. Bookie's also has a store in the Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.

Sold Your Corolla? Prove It.

Homewood residents called to account on 2,000-plus vehicles lacking village stickers

Hundreds of Homewood residents found themselves scrambling at the beginning of September, digging through drawers and driving around town to track down paperwork to prove a negative after the village made a push this year to increase vehicle sticker and parking ban excemption compliance.

God Save the Queen’s Raffle: Flossmoor considers regulating royally popular fundraisers

In response to the overwhelming popularity of Queen of Hearts raffles, the Flossmoor village board is considering adjusting the scope of these types of fundraisers that would take place in town.
 

Two D233 board members say flawed process delayed start of fine arts project

Members of the District 233 school board will be asked to cast a vote at the Oct. 16 meeting that will allocate funds for a build out and remodeling project for the fine arts program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The proposal is to create a fine arts wing on the north end of the South Building for students in performing arts, choral, band, orchestra and fine arts by building two additions and remodeling other spaces.
 

Braun recognized for support of K of C tootsie roll fundraiser

  Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun, left, receives a
  certificate from Bill Schmidtke
in recognition
  of his support for the Knights of Columbus'

Grant provides funds for two more Flossmoor fire captains

The Flossmoor Fire Department has an opportunity to add two new shift captains to its full-time staff thanks in part to a $348,992 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

Funding is coming from a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant program designed to provide funding to help increase or maintain highly-trained firefighters in the nation’s communities. 
 

Vegging Out: ​Vegan and plant-based diets gaining popularity in the suburbs

  Enjoying their dining experience that included roasted
  tomato soup at La Voute bistro-bar in Homewood are,
  from left, Vivian Amos, Marie Jasica, Henry Jasica,
  Carl Boyens, Kathy Boyens and Darlene Obejda. 

  (Photo by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle)

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