Village of Homewood

Sale of village hall parking lot on trustees' agenda Tuesday

Homewood trustees will consider a contract at the regular board meeting Tuesday to sell the village hall parking lot at 2024 Chestnut Road to a developer.

The property has long been on the village's list of properties that could be put to use as transit-oriented residential and commercial developments. The village has a proposal from 107 Highwood Holdings to purchase the land for $355,000. 

Homewood approves 2.63 acre sale of Walton Preserve to railroad

The Homewood Board of Trustees Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of a 2.63-acre parcel of the Izaak Walton Preserve to Waterloo Railway Company, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway.

 

Homewood approves deal with foreclosure, vacant property database

Foreclosed and vacant properties in Homewood will now be part of an online registry. 
 
The village board passed an ordinance at its Nov. 13 meeting to work with Florida-based Prochamps. The firm works with towns to create a database of information that can be used to communicate with the lenders and owners of vacant properties. That contact information is often difficult to find.

Queen of hearts raffle approved for Glenwood Academy, 5th Quarter

Homewood officials approved a license for a Queen of Hearts raffle beginning this month to benefit Glenwood Academy.

The village board approved the license at its Nov. 13 meeting. It includes an extension of Homewood’s usual 90-day maximum to a one-year term. It also raises the maximum prize value from $5,000 to $2 million.

Queen of Hearts raffles have become a popular fundraiser in the Chicago area. 

Applause, applause for our school board members today!

On Tuesday, Village of Homewood trustees approved a resolution declaring the day, and District 153 children prepared cards of thanks presented at the school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12.

Homewood considers authorizing Queen of Hearts raffle for Glenwood Academy

A raffle that could potentially result in a seven-figure prize may be coming to Homewood.
 
The Homewood village board is considering the village’s first Queen of Hearts raffle after a license request was made by Glenwood Academy. The raffle would be held at 5th Quarter and Pressroom Eatery at 18105 Dixie Highway. 
 
The board discussed the raffle with officials from the school at its Oct. 23 meeting.
 

Homewood trustees to consider street resurfacing agreement, new liquor license for convenience store

Homewood trustees will consider an intergovernmental agreement at its Tuesday meeting that would enable the resurfacing of 175th Street.

The agreement with the Cook County Department of Transportation would govern the project, which outlines resurfacing the street and repairing curbs and sidewalks from Ashland Avenue to the entrance to the Menards store on the east side of Halsted Street.

Auto repair shop taking vacant Jiffy Lube 183rd Street location

A new car repair shop will move into a vacant building that once housed a Jiffy Lube after the Homewood village board approved a special use permit at its Oct. 9 meeting.

Allied Advantage Group Transmissions and Repair will move into the location at 3349 183rd Street. The business will be a full-service auto repair shop, offering tire repairs and replacements, oil changes, transmission replacements, tune ups and alignments, according to village documents.

Two Homewood employees honored for their service

Two long-time Homewood employees — Dave Ebert and Tom Gaskin  were recognized for their service to the village at the Sept. 25 Board of Trustees meeting. Two new Public Works Department employees were sworn in at the same meeting.

Homewood Fire Department will show off new truck, provide fun safety lessons at annual open house

Residents will have a chance to get a close-up look at Homewood's brand new fire truck on Saturday during the annual Fire Department open house.

The event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17950 Dixie Highway will also include a crowd favorite, the live burn that demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of sprinkler systems. 

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