Homewood PTA entered 33 art works in national contest

  Back row from left: Jenesys K. Harris, Homewood PTA
  President Josh Eiesenberg, District 153 Superintendent
  Dale Mitchell, Camille Byrd O’Quin. Middle row from left: 

Buona beef restaurant opens with a sandwich-cutting ceremony

There’s a new beef in town. On Feb. 27, Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun cut a ribbon and a 4-foot Italian beef sandwich to officially open the new Buona Beef restaurant in the Meijer plaza at Vollmer and Pulaski roads. 

Crews encountered ‘high heat and a large volume of fire’ at fatal scene

The Flossmoor fire on Feb. 28 in which the homeowner was found dead took almost an hour and multiple crews to extinguish after firefighters found the house fully ablaze.
 
According to Flossmoor Fire Captain Matt Berk, a report of the fire that came in at 12:47 p.m. initially identified Homewood as the location of the house, which actually is in the 2000 block of Collett Lane in Flossmoor. 
 

Celebrating Black History Month at Churchill School

Students at District 153’s Churchill School presented a “Museum Night” on Thursday, Feb. 22, giving parents, siblings and community members the chance to look at a host of exhibits and participate in activities.
 
There was lots of music happening when students and their families got to beat West African-designed drums. Guests got special entertainment from fifth graders who took over the gym to create their own Cotton Club, the famous Harlem nightclub.
 

Report: Harvey selling Homewood water at a loss

Receiver seeks new contracts with downstream towns

Harvey may seek a new water contract with Homewood and other downstream municipalities after a new report suggests the city isn’t profiting.
 

Robert Handler, a court-appointed receiver tasked with overseeing Harvey’s water department, looked at the rates the downstream municipalities were paying for water. Handler is the principal and CEO of Commercial Recovery Associates.

H-F seniors selected for Exelon summer internships

Four Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduating seniors have been selected for 10-week paid engineering internships through the Exelon Generation program this summer.

Homewood approves incentive to pay for fire alarm

The Homewood village board this week approved a reimbursement for safety upgrades to a local property. 

The money will help pay for a fire alarm system for the a building between 18673 and 18681 Dixie Highway, owned by Vivek Pinto. The building contains Reflections Yoga Center and The Lilly Pad children’s clothing boutique. The new fire alarm system will bring the building up to code.

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