Beans & Greens to close after a year in downtown Homewood

Beans & Greens will be closing soon. The board of the South Suburban Food Co-op, which operates the store at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood, announced Oct. 15 that the store did not have the level of support from the community necessary to meet expenses. 

Bond restructuring is positive sign amid Flossmoor's fiscal challenges

Flossmoor’s stellar financial rating was reaffirmed this week as the village refinanced bonds at a considerably lower interest rate, with a savings of $85,000.

Still, village officials warned that Flossmoor is entering a precarious fiscal period and said residents may be asked to approve an increase in the local sales tax rate as early as next spring.

Finance, performance questions shaping District 161 levy talks

Upcoming decisions about the Flossmoor School District 161 tax levy may come down to how three “guiding questions” are answered before a levy is enacted on Dec. 26.

The Board of Education’s discussion continued at its Oct. 10 meeting. The dialogue is not just about deciding a new tax levy. The ongoing conversation also includes what is fair for homeowners, whether budget cuts should be considered and determining how to hold the new administration accountable for improved results.

Homewood was part of historic nuclear confrontation

"Thirteen Days in October," a 2000 Kevin Costner movie, chronicled the events in the Kennedy White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the “thirteen days,” Oct. 16-28, 1962, the world came as close to the brink of nuclear war as anytime before or since. Tensions were high throughout the world and in Homewood-Flossmoor, too.

Hearing center’s traditions blending with technology

Homewood Hearing Center has been a fixture in Homewood for more than 50 years and continues to treat patients with an experienced staff and modern techniques and tools. This fall Dr. Charles Amenta, an otolaryngologist (ENT) and Sheri Larks, a board certified audiologist, celebrate 20 years of working together in the practice. Both take the approach of providing individualized care to patients.

Sign up to sing in ‘Hamilton’ karaoke event

If you find yourself singing songs from the hit show “Hamilton,” now’s your chance to say you’ve join the cast at a special Homewood Public Library sing-along event.

Homewood buys storm sewer cleaner

Homewood village board members approved the $165,440 purchase of a new storm sewer cleaner at their Oct. 10 meeting.
 
The village bought the 2017 model Vactor Ramjet truck-mounted sewer jet cleaner from Standard Equipment Company through the National Joint Powers Alliance, a joint governmental purchasing program that allows municipalities to save money on large purchases.
 

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