Homewood police

Homewood to hire part-time police officers

Homewood will hire part-time police officers after the village board approved the measure last month. In a memo, Police Chief Bill Alcott said the department currently has “reserve” officers. But those officers do not have arrest powers. The new part-time officers will have arrest powers for special assignments and on extra patrols in the village’s business district.

Police say Willow Road shooting likely not random

Homewood police have released some details about the shooting that took place on Feb. 20. Deputy Chief Denise McGrath said police believe the shooting, which damaged a home on the 1400 block of Willow Road, was not random. She declined to offer further details on the basis that it could compromise the investigation.

Homewood police quadruple beard-based fundraising goal

Homewood Police Department officers have raised more than $25,000 for Cancer Support Center while growing beards during a No Shave November fundraiser. 

For the fundraiser, police officers could “buy in” for a $50 donation, giving them the privilege of growing a beard and asking them to raise money for Cancer Support Center. Since Homewood police officers are normally not allowed to wear beards at work—though they can have mustaches—the fundraiser’s theme gave them extra incentive.
 

Homewood Police searching for missing person

Homewood Police were searching the evening of Tuesday, April 11, for a missing person who was last seen near 175th Street and Halsted. Police announced Thursday morning that the man has been found and was unharmed.

Emergency crews work to recover vehicle in Dolphin Lake

Neighbors say a vehicle apparently went into Dolphin Lake shortly before 8 a.m. Friday. Emergency responders, including divers, were still on the scene later in the morning.

Tuesday’s Bike Into Summer shows how two-wheelers can be fun and safe

There’s nothing like that first bike.

One day, you are a little person with the world restricted to how far your two legs can take you.

Attorney asks for release of youth accused in Homewood attempted carjacking

A Cook County Juvenile Court judge is expected to rule this week on whether a 17-year-old defendant, accused of attempting to hijack an off-duty police officer’s car in Homewood this month, remains in custody or is released so that he can attend high school.

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