Meijer outlots may be developed for restaurant, retail use

Three outlots near Flossmoor’s Meijer superstore could be developed for commercial use in the next year.

Village Manager Bridget Wachtel said Thursday that prospective developers have expressed interest in the outlots and have had preliminary meetings with village officials.

Zone Comics & Games plans grand reopening to mark rejuvenation

The former Zone Comics at 18107 Dixie Highway in Homewood has two new owners, a new word in the name and a new approach to the business. Co-owners Joe Bullaro and Alex Stritar renamed the store Zone Comics & Games. They plan to have a grand reopening Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13.

District 161 approves separation agreement with superintendent

Craig Doster’s tenure as Flossmoor School District 161 superintendent has come to an end. At a special meeting Tuesday, board of education members approved a separation agreement with Doster, District 161’s superintendent for the last six years.

H-F Park District gets finalist ranking in national parks review

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District received recognition from the National Recreation and Park District Association (NRPDA) for its outstanding work. The National Gold Medal finalist honor was presented to H-F Park District at the NRPDA annual meeting in St. Louis on Oct. 5.

Redbird Cafe aims to bring 'slow food' approach to downtown Homewood

The former restaurant at 2057 Ridge Road is undergoing a metamorphosis. What will soon emerge is Redbird Cafe, the incarnation of one local woman's dream. But it is a dream that owner Kim Nolen believes the community shares — for a fun, eclectic, local-sourced place to gather and eat.

Tuesday vote will decide hotly-contested national, state races

Homewood-Flossmoor area votes Tuesday will help elect the nation’s president and also make their choices in other federal, state and county contests. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Search firm hired to seek out best candidate for H-F principal

The search for the next Homewood-Flossmoor High School principal has begun now that the school board has selected BWP and Associates as its consultant.

The firm laid out a plan last week to begin meeting with H-F constituencies, and has already posted the position on its own website and other pertinent websites and education publications, said Jodi Bryant, director of human resources and public relations.

Two redevelopment measures, two liquor licenses on Homewood trustees' agenda Tuesday

Homewood trustees will consider two measures Tuesday that would contribute to downtown redevelopment projects.

The first is a measure that would change the arrangement to help Third Coast Developers acquire a building on Ridge Road that is part of a planned develop of a residential/retail center.

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