Board of Trustees

Homewood officials to discuss possible home rule limitations at Tuesday board meeting

At an informational meeting about home rule on Thursday, Village Manager Jim Marino noted that officials are aware of the concerns residents have about the potential for increased property taxes.

Home rule, if approved by voters, would give the village more power than it currently has to raise taxes and incur debt.

Homewood honors retiring officer, promotes and hires police

The Homewood village board has passed a resolution honoring police Sgt. Dave Tobin on his retirement, promoted another office and hired a third to fill the void.

Homewood trustees to consider economic development measures, mining special use permit at Tuesday meeting

The Homewood Board of Trustees will have several economic development-related measures to consider at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

It will also consider granting a special use permit to allow Hanson Materials to conduct mining, blasting and extraction of aggregate in the quarry area just south of Interstate 80/294 and east of Halsted Street.

Longtime Homewood businessman and village trustee Bob Wilson dies at 75

Bob Wilson, a former Homewood businessman and village trustee, is being remembered for his many years of service in the South Suburbs.
 
Mr. Wilson, who moved to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood 10 years ago, died June 8 from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

Homewood presents new TIF district plan at public hearing

Homewood officials and a financial consultant introduced the plan for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district in the downtown area during a public hearing at village hall on Tuesday, April 11.

Several residents asked questions about the TIF plan and about one of the first projects expected to benefit from the district. Their concerns included boundary decisions, parking capacity, relocation assistance and infrastructure problems.

Homewood officials approve variance for Lassen’s sign

Homewood municipal code governing signage limits the size of outdoor signs in the Central Business District and the Downtown Overlay District, including businesses along 183rd Street.  

Signs can be no more than three feet in length or width and cannot project more than three feet from the face of the building. Lassen's sign will be 2 feet 4  inches high by 4 feet 8 inches wide; overall it will extend 5 feet 2 inches from the building. 

Former Homewood police chief appointed to Board of Trustees after Ray Robertson resigns

Retirement from village service didn't last long for former police chief Larry Burnson. He finds himself on the Board of Trustees following the recent resignation of Ray Robertson.

Homewood trustees laud James Hart basketball team

The James Hart Junior High School eighth-grade basketball team took third place in the state tournament with a victory Feb. 18 over Summit Hill Junior High. On Tuesday, the Panthers received kudos from the Homewood Board of Trustees, which approved a resolution honoring the team's accomplishment. Trustees also approved a contract to upgrade security features at village facilities.

Zoning amendment opens the door for craft breweries in Homewood

Craft breweries now have a place in Homewood's zoning code after village trustees approved an amendment to the code Tuesday. Prior to the vote, there wasn't a definition of craft breweries in the code, but the industry is growing, and officials say the interest from brewers in setting up shop in Homewood made an amendment necessary.

Homewood baseball bats could be in the hands of pros soon as trustees award incentive to new company

Famous baseball bat maker Louisville Slugger might not be looking over its shoulder — yet — but there's a new baseball bat company gearing up to start production, and its owner will call Homewood home. The Homewood Board of Trustees approved $100,000 in village Business Incentive Program funding Tuesday to help Homewood Bat Company with building acquisition costs.

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