Homewood trustees honor Dave Lotz for 33 years in public works

Dave Lotz is moving on after 33 years as a mechanic for the village of Homewood. The village board honored Lotz at its June 27 meeting with a proclamation. His retirement was official June 30.

Governor’s plan for tax freeze sounds good, but is it good for us?

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Homeowners get “sticker shock” every time they get their property tax bills, so Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to freeze property taxes sounds like a great idea, right?

Here’s a warning: Be careful what you wish for. That great idea could force our schools, villages, libraries and park district to reduce programs or see red ink

Flossmoor water rate jumps slightly after Chicago increase

Water rates in Flossmoor will increase by about 11 cents per thousand gallons following a price hike from Chicago at the beginning of June. 

HIT tourney draws hundreds of ballplayers to Homewood

A bat, a ball and a park seem to be all Homewood Baseball needs to round up all-star players from near and far, bringing them together to make new friends and find fun in competition.
 
The Homewood Invitational Tournament (HIT), an annual baseball and softball competition, takes place on the town’s most popular baseball diamonds.
 

Three Homewood firefighters promoted to lieutenant

  From left, John Elashik, Tom Gaskin and Larry Lipiniski 
  each took the oath of office after being promoted 
  to the rank of lieutenant with the Homewood 

Homewood awards Marino $10,000 bonus

The Homewood village board approved a $10,000 salary bonus for Village Manager Jim Marino at its Tuesday meeting.

Flossmoor honors 40-year public works employee

Mark J. Snyder, a mechanic in Flossmoor’s public works department for the last 40 years, was honored by the village board last week.

Snyder, who is retiring, received a resolution in his honor at the June 19 board meeting.

Metra to unveil Homewood station renovation plans at public meeting July 10

The process leading to a major renovation of Homewood's train station is moving forward.

Metra will hold an informational meeting in the Homewood village hall on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. to present plans for the renovation of the Homewood Metra and Amtrak stations.

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