Small Business Saturday more important than ever this year

November 26, 2020 - 20:57

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, gets more attention in the media as a peak shopping day, but the day after — Small Business Saturday — might be a more important day, according to local businesspeople. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal on small businesses that often don't have the resources to weather sharp economic downturns. Small businesses are key not only to the community's economic health but to the nation's. 

Checking in: Dunning's Market celebrates 2nd anniversary in Flossmoor location, forges ahead through pandemic

September 19, 2020 - 18:11

An encouraging message adorns the plywood covering a window at Dunning's Market that was damaged in the derecho storm on Aug. 10. The storm, a power outage and the pandemic have presented challenges for the local deli. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)


Video gaming authorized to expand in Homewood

June 24, 2020 - 14:51

More businesses will be allowed to have gambling machines in Homewood after the village board passed a new ordinance Tuesday. 

Any bars or restaurants that have been in the village for at least four years and already hold liquor licenses can now apply for video gaming machines.

Homewood has six businesses with video gaming machines. The new ordinance would allow for nine more.


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