Flossmoor water rate jumps slightly after Chicago increase

Water rates in Flossmoor will increase by about 11 cents per thousand gallons following a price hike from Chicago at the beginning of June. 

HIT tourney draws hundreds of ballplayers to Homewood

A bat, a ball and a park seem to be all Homewood Baseball needs to round up all-star players from near and far, bringing them together to make new friends and find fun in competition.
 
The Homewood Invitational Tournament (HIT), an annual baseball and softball competition, takes place on the town’s most popular baseball diamonds.
 

Three Homewood firefighters promoted to lieutenant

  From left, John Elashik, Tom Gaskin and Larry Lipiniski 
  each took the oath of office after being promoted 
  to the rank of lieutenant with the Homewood 

Homewood awards Marino $10,000 bonus

The Homewood village board approved a $10,000 salary bonus for Village Manager Jim Marino at its Tuesday meeting.

Flossmoor honors 40-year public works employee

Mark J. Snyder, a mechanic in Flossmoor’s public works department for the last 40 years, was honored by the village board last week.

Snyder, who is retiring, received a resolution in his honor at the June 19 board meeting.

Metra to unveil Homewood station renovation plans at public meeting July 10

The process leading to a major renovation of Homewood's train station is moving forward.

Metra will hold an informational meeting in the Homewood village hall on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. to present plans for the renovation of the Homewood Metra and Amtrak stations.

Library’s first SmackDown open to young readers

The Homewood Public Library is hosting its first ever young readers Book Trivia SmackDown at 6 p.m. on July 26. 
 
SmackDown is a trivia game that will test knowledge on the 2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award master list for middle school readers. The event is similar to the Battle of the Books, but SmackDown is an individual challenge.
 

District 153 superintendent sets 2021 retirement date

Dale Mitchell, superintendent of Homewood School District 153 for the last 14 years, has announced his retirement after the 2020-21 academic year. 

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