Homewood village board gives nod to variances for retro Grady’s on Harwood

A popular Homewood restaurant, formerly known as Grady’s Grille, re-opened on Monday, March 20, as Grady’s Snack N’ Dine featuring a '70s and '80s theme. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available.

The restaurant at 18147 Harwood Ave. also will be identified with three new exterior signs complementing the new retro theme. Business owner Jim Garofalo received assurances from the village board that the signs will be accepted with three variances to the sign ordinance. He came before the board on March 14 to appeal the denial of his oversized and lit signs by the village's Appearance Commission.

H-F teachers select three candidates in school board race

The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization (HFEO) has endorsed incumbents Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom and newcomer Eric Grant for election to the District 233 school board on April 4.

Homewood incumbents make pitch for building on village's strengths

Homewood's five incumbent candidates for village office made a case for their leadership and promised to build on successes during a candidate forum Saturday, March 18, sponsored by the local League of Women Voters (LWV) chapter and co-sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

Two trustee challengers ― Jennifer "Jen" Sjoblom whose name will be on the ballot, and write-in candidate Andre Thames ― were unable to attend.

Homewood hires Mesaros as director of economic development

Homewood officials announced Friday, March 17, that the village has hired Angela Mesaros as director of economic development. She starts work on Monday, March 20.

Local organization hosts forum with Democratic candidate for governor

H-F residents had a chance to hear from a candidate for governor on Sunday, March 5, when Ameya Pawar, currently serving as alderman for Chicago's 47th Ward, outlined his platform and answered questions from the audience of about 60 people at a forum hosted by the local chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow.

Flossmoor’s Citizen Police Academy gives residents closer look at law enforcement

At a time when the law enforcement profession often finds itself the target of public criticism, it’s possible for police officers and the residents they serve to respectfully discuss how and why police do what they do.

This is evident in Flossmoor, where the nine-year-old Citizen Police Academy has 20 residents meeting each week with police officers. Participants get an inside look at how a police department works and learn about the challenges faced by its officers.

‘Bigger and better’ Recyclepalooza returns to Flossmoor May 6

Recyclepalooza, the ultimate spring cleaning event, returns to Flossmoor on May 6.

The recycling event, started last year by the Village of Flossmoor Green Committee, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Parker Junior High School, 210 School St.

Flossmoor School District 161 announces appointment of new superintendent

A new superintendent has been named in Flossmoor School District 161. Dana Smith’s appointment to the district’s top executive position was announced at Monday’s board of education meeting. Smith will assume his new role June 1.

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