Homewood Public Works

Homewood honors Hammock after retirement

The Homewood village board honored retiring public works employee Harry Hammock as he finished his 35-year career with the village.

Homewood recognizes two outstanding public works employees as they retire

Special recognition for outstanding service to the Village of Homewood was given to outgoing Public Works Department employees Dave Rubarth and Jim Tresouthick who retire on Dec. 31.
 

Landscaping and tree work win honors for two Homewood Public Works employees

Two Homewood Public Works staffers, Bryon Doerr and Jim Tresouthick, recently were honored for their landscaping and forestry work in the village and the region.

Board approves lease for sewer cleaner, truck in Homewood

The Homewood village board approved a lease for a new storm sewer cleaner at its June 13 meeting. The village also approved funding to replace a portion of fencing along 183rd Street just west of the viaduct that was damaged in a traffic accident.

Passion for big machines trumps bad weather

The weather apparently didn't get the memo that Homewood had a big day of events planned for Saturday, May 20. 

Chilly temperatures and intermittent spurts of rain greeted people who came from Homewood and surrounding communities to enjoy a day of big machines ― Homewood Rail Fest, a PopUp Science session on railroads and rollercoasters and the Homewood Public Works Department's annual open house.

Big machines will rule in Homewood on May 20-21

Big machines will be on display and in action May 20-21 at the annual Homewood Rail Fest, the Homewood Public Works Open House and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's Touch a Truck event. The Homewood Science Center will host a PopUp Science event with activities that explore the physics of railroads and rollercoasters.

Homewood officials search for source of sewage leak in Prairie Lakes Business Park

Homewood officials discovered Tuesday, Sept. 28, that sanitary sewage was present in a stormwater retention pond in the Prairie Lakes business park. The pond is at the east side of the business park, directly west of the Kohl’s and Walmart stores.

On Wednesday, Homewood Public Works crews began pumping water from the pond in order to determine the source of the sewage, according to a news release from the village. 

Practice drill helps keep first responders ready for major emergency

The active shooter drill at James Hart School on Thursday, July 28, was over in about two hours, but local emergency responders packed a lot of training into that brief time.

Homewood crews demolish former Savoia T'Go restaurant

Homewood Public Works equipment knocks down 
the front wall of the former Savoia T'Go 
restaurant in downtown Homewood on 
Wednesday morning, June 15. 

(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Homewood Public Works to become temporary playground May 21

Homewood will celebrate National Public Works Week by giving local residents a chance to see what it's like to be on the Public Works staff. For three hours on Saturday, May 21, residents young and old will have a chance to see, touch and try the big machines that workers use to maintain and improve village infrastructure.

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