Board of Trustees

Bus safety video to be unveiled at village board meeting Tuesday

Homewood Police Chief Bill Alcott will present a new public service video at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. The video, produced by the village in collaboration with Homewood School District 153, is aimed at improving safety around school buses. A group of Willow School kindergarten graduates star in the video.

TIF to help Bogart's redevelopment on Homewood board agenda

Homewood trustees will have an opportunity Tuesday to continue the process of creating a small tax increment financing district (TIF) downtown that is expected aid the redevelopment of the former Bogart's Charhouse site at 18225 Dixie Highway.

Homewood library welcomes new trustees, postpones contract OK

Tim Martin and Nancy Gildart were officially sworn in May 15 as the newest members of the Homewood Public Library board of trustees. Martin won a six-year term, and Gildart will serve for two years. Current member Tom Nowak was also sworn in. He won a six-year term.
 

Property tax relief request returns to Homewood trustees agenda

A request for Class 8 property tax relief will be back on the Homewood Board of Trustees agenda Tuesday after being deferred at the board's previous meeting. The request for a Class 8 designation renewal by Zainab Inc., owner of the gas station and business strip at 17945 Halsted St. was deferred when Trustee Jay Heiferman suggested the village ask the property owner to address maintenance issues.
 

Homewood considers authorizing Queen of Hearts raffle for Glenwood Academy

A raffle that could potentially result in a seven-figure prize may be coming to Homewood.
 
The Homewood village board is considering the village’s first Queen of Hearts raffle after a license request was made by Glenwood Academy. The raffle would be held at 5th Quarter and Pressroom Eatery at 18105 Dixie Highway. 
 
The board discussed the raffle with officials from the school at its Oct. 23 meeting.
 

Homewood trustees to consider street resurfacing agreement, new liquor license for convenience store

Homewood trustees will consider an intergovernmental agreement at its Tuesday meeting that would enable the resurfacing of 175th Street.

The agreement with the Cook County Department of Transportation would govern the project, which outlines resurfacing the street and repairing curbs and sidewalks from Ashland Avenue to the entrance to the Menards store on the east side of Halsted Street.

Auto repair shop taking vacant Jiffy Lube 183rd Street location

A new car repair shop will move into a vacant building that once housed a Jiffy Lube after the Homewood village board approved a special use permit at its Oct. 9 meeting.

Allied Advantage Group Transmissions and Repair will move into the location at 3349 183rd Street. The business will be a full-service auto repair shop, offering tire repairs and replacements, oil changes, transmission replacements, tune ups and alignments, according to village documents.

Rabid Brewing seeks liquor license amendment

Homewood trustees will consider a liquor license request from Rabid Brewing and a number of purchases, including police and public works equipment.

Rabid Brewing is asking for a license that would allow the establishment to serve alcohol outdoors. The request would require an ordinance amending the class 16 liquor license to allow outdoor sales.

In other business, the board will consider
  • A bid for crushed limestone.

Homewood board welcomes new trustee

  New Homewood Trustee Lauren Roman, left, receives 
  congratulations from Village Clerk Marilyn Thomas 
  after taking the oath of office at the board of trustees' 

Colton resigns from board in Homewood

Homewood Trustee Anne Colton resigned her position with a letter to village officials Monday, April 9. In her letter to Mayor Richard Hofeld and fellow trustees, Colton said she’d signed a contract with PBS for distribution of a documentary she produced and is planning to focus more on her career. 

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