Juvenile arrested in robbery of elderly woman

Homewood police announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the robbery and assult of an elderly woman last week.

Police said a 17-year-old male was taken into custody on Monday and was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated battery.

The charges stem from an incident Thursday morning, March 15, when an 80-year-old woman was accosted on Center Avenue near Olive Road. The juvenile suspect allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and took her purse.

Sales tax referendum passes by wide margin in Flossmoor

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun, along with trustees and other supporters, celebrated Tuesday night the passage of a referendum question that will implement a 1 percent village sales tax.

Supporters, opponents react to Homewood home rule vote

Supporters and opponents of home rule in Homewood disagreed on what the results of Tuesday’s referendum said about the village. Opponents said safeguards against potential abuse were not strong enough. Proponents noted the influence of outside groups in the campaign.

Homewood voters reject home rule; Flossmoor OKs sales tax hike

Home rule won’t be coming to Homewood. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the designation. Flossmoor voters, however, gave strong support to a one-cent sales tax.

Heaps of litter hauled away on first spring cleanup day

Despite a late-season blast of wintry weather, the debut of H-F Spring Cleanup Day still saw a significant amount of litter collected from area roadways and school properties. Led by the H-F Area Green Committee, the cleanup day Saturday, March 17, encouraged local residents to volunteer by picking up trash and improving areas at designated sites around the Flossmoor area. 

Singing with heart at Homewood’s amateur ‘Hamiltunes’

They sang with heart and for fun at the Homewood Public Library presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a sanctioned all-volunteer performance of the popular Broadway musical.

Old Navy, Five Below stores coming to Halsted Street in Homewood

Homewood officials announced Monday, March 12, that two stores will be moving into the space in the Washington Park Plaza shopping center previously occupied by Joann Fabrics.

The space is being split in two. One side will be occupied by Old Navy, a clothing store for women, men, girls, boys and babies. The chain is owned by Gap Inc. The other side will host Five Below, a discount shop aimed at teens and pre-teens with merchandize that sells for $5 or less.

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