Homewood Board of Trustees

Homewood trustees to consider local gas tax, alternative water sources

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to add a 3-cent per gallon tax to gasoline sold in the village. If implemented, and in combination with an expected increase in Motor Fuel Tax revenue from the state, the village could more than double the funds used for the street resurfacing program.

Humane Society seeks zoning change, special use permit for new adoption center

The South Suburban Humane Society will seek approval from the Homewood Board of Trustees for two measures that will enable the development of an adoption center at the former Homewood Animal Hospital.

Voters Guide: Homewood Board of Trustees

The Chronicle's 2019 Consolidated Election Voters Guide: One Homewood Board of Trustees candidate responded to our questionnaire, Karen Washington. 

Local real estate agent appointed to Homewood board

Homewood's newest trustee grew up in the village and is now raising her family here. Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced Thursday, April 19, that Lauren Roman, a 2003 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, will be sworn in at the regular board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 24.

Homewood to consider selling land to developers

At their regular board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12, Homewood trustees will consider selling three parcels of land at the northwest corner of Halsted and 175th streets that would enable redevelopment of the property.

Two developers are involved in the purchase. One developer, GMX, plans to build restaurants on the site. 

Homewood considers measure limiting security grille styles

Homewood officials are proposing a change to building codes that would require businesses to use security grilles that meet the village's aesthetic standards.

Trustees will consider amending the village zoning ordinance to prohibit "unslightly accordian and scissor-style gates," according to a memo from Fire Chief Bob Grabowski.

He noted that more attractive security products are available.

Citizens for Homewood Schools asks Homewood trustees to support March bond referendum

The Homewood Board of Trustees did not formally endorse the Homewood School District 153 bond referendum at its meeting Tuesday, but board members expressed support and a formal resolution is expected to be considered at its next meeting.

Walmart seeks property tax relief for redevelopment of former K-Mart store in Homewood

Walmart is asking the village of Homewood to support its application for Class 8 property tax reductions from Cook County to help with the redevelopment of the former K-Mart store on Halsted Street, which has been vacant since late 2013. Trustees will also hear from a Metra representative, who will brief the board on maintenance projects for the Homewood train station.

HF, District 161 races look like hottest April election contests

Board of Education elections in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 and Flossmoor School District 161 are likely to be the most heavily contested local races in this spring’s consolidated election.

Filing ended Monday for candidates running in the April 7 election.

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