Teen stole commuter’s cell phone at Flossmoor Metra stop: police

Police are seeking information on the theft of a cell phone from a commuter early Wednesday at the Flossmoor Metra station.

At holiday time, Delta Sigma Theta outreach takes on festive theme

On Dec. 1, for the 34th straight year, its the Delta Sigma Theta Joliet Area/South Suburban Alumnae Chapter (JASSAC) annual Breakfast with Santa Toy and Bike drive.

White Sox recognize four high school players

The Chicago White Sox recognized four local baseball players in the Sox ACE Program at a special college signing day ceremony at Guranteed Rate Field on Nov. 14.

Best Buy, three other Homewood businesses burglarized

Four businesses in Homewood were burglarized in the late night and early morning hours of Nov. 26 and 27, according to Homewood Police Department. 

Irish family drama presented in December at Drama Group

The Drama Group's next show will be “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the story of the Mundy sisters hoping for love in a small town on the west coast of Irelend in 1936, only to see a cloudy future.
Author Brian Friel based the play loosely on the lives of his mother and aunts. The show is narrated by their younger brother. It tells the story of the five young women in the Mundy family who during the summer months believed love might be possible.

Homewood police quadruple beard-based fundraising goal

Homewood Police Department officers have raised more than $25,000 for Cancer Support Center while growing beards during a No Shave November fundraiser. 

For the fundraiser, police officers could “buy in” for a $50 donation, giving them the privilege of growing a beard and asking them to raise money for Cancer Support Center. Since Homewood police officers are normally not allowed to wear beards at work—though they can have mustaches—the fundraiser’s theme gave them extra incentive.

Homewood plans to sell land for CN expansion

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to sell a 2.63 acre parcel of land on the east side of Ashland Avenue to Waterloo Railway Company.

The company, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway, plans to use the land to expand CN's adjacent Regional Operations Center. The land is on the western edge of the Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

In other business, the board will consider:

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