Homewood to hire part-time police officers

Homewood will hire part-time police officers after the village board approved the measure last month. In a memo, Police Chief Bill Alcott said the department currently has “reserve” officers. But those officers do not have arrest powers. The new part-time officers will have arrest powers for special assignments and on extra patrols in the village’s business district.

Get a tree for free with parkway planting program

With a little help, Flossmoor residents have the chance to beautify the neighborhood this spring and improve the environment, all with minimal effort and moderate or no cost to them. Flossmoor is once again offering its annual Shared Cost Parkway Tree Program. The 50/50 cost-sharing program gives owners of certain properties the opportunity to buy a tree for the parkway area in front of their home. 

'Think Homewood' 2019 to be unveiled Tuesday

Homewood Marketing Director Jennifer Quirke will introduce this year's marketing campaign at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

Last year's "Think Homewood" campaign, which employed comic-style messages about the village's desireability, attracted nationwide media attention.

H-F’s Group Interpretation team presents 30-minute drama Thursday

A special presentation of “From Dreams to Drama: Remembering Lorraine” will be performed by the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Group Interpretation team at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Mall Auditorium.
 
Group interpretation is a competitive 30-minute drama performance. This play tells the story of Lorraine Hansberry and her efforts writing the play “A Raisin in the Sun.” 

Freedom on two wheels: On local streets and nearby trails, H-F cyclists find ideal environment for their favorite pasttime

A bicycle, in our increasingly complex world, remains a relatively simple machine. Few simple machines, however, offer us such freedom when we climb aboard.

Cancer Support Center honors nurse for her many volunteer efforts

Nurse Lisa Gravitt will be presented with the 2019 Desser Spirit of Life Award by the Cancer Support Center on Wednesday, March 13.
 
The honor will be given to Gravitt, a nurse navigator at Palos Health, during the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 2028 Elm Road in Homewood.
 

Park district candidates’ forum is Thursday

The Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board.
 
The session will be at The Clubhouse at the corner of 183rd Street and Governors Highway.
 
Incumbent Steve Johnson is on the ballot along with Brit Violini and Linda Ojode. The board has two seats open. The new members will serve six-year terms. 

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