Book-loving kids form Homewood book store’s first book club


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Penny Greep, 9, ace bibliophile of Homewood, forms a book club, the first for Bookie's Homewood store. ComEd moves power lines on Park Avenue, a prerequisite to the renovation work on the west side of the Homewood train station, and John Beele gets more signatures on his Iwo Jima veterans flag.

Cummings retires after 27 years in Army Reserves

People serving in the military still need legal services, and one Homewood attorney was there for them for 27 years. Homewood Village Attorney Chris Cummings retired in December 2017 as a colonel from the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army Reserve. 

Legal aid available to Illinois veterans

Illinois veterans, active-duty service members, reservists and their dependents will be able to access free legal help for consumer, housing and family law issues through a statewide hotline and network of legal support services launched this month, according to Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights. 

Veterans Resources Fair Scheduled for March 9 at Prairie State College

Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Veterans Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Prairie Center on the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Admission to the event is free.

Local group exceeds goal for contribution to homeless veterans

The cold winds of winter will soon be here, but thanks to knitters in the Hands from the Heartland group, area homeless veterans will be better protected. [Updated Nov. 13]

Small Business Boot Camp will offer veterans and others advice on entrepreneurship

Priscilla Cordero, director of the GSU Small Business 
Development Center, center, talks with Rachael Shores, 

DeLuca to host free Veterans’ Appreciation Picnic on July 10

To honor those who have served in our nation’s armed forces, state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, is hosting a free Veterans’ Appreciation Picnic on Friday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 19101 Halsted St. in Glenwood.

Residents outlast rain to attend Memorial Day ceremony

It rained on Homewood's parade, but it could not rain out Homewood's parade. The annual Memorial Day parade went on as planned, and the route was crowded with people. And umbrellas. (With video of the band and choir performances. Updated May 28.)

Veterans Fair proves great way to share information

Veterans were drawn to the Homewood Public Library Saturday for the first Veterans Benefits Fair to gather information and learn from 15 organizations.

Homewood Veterans Committee to host Veterans Day breakfast Saturday

The Homewood Veterans Committee is hosting its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Grady's Grille, 18147 Harwood Ave. 


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