Village of Homewood

Homewood Science Center programs drawing participants from throughout the Chicago area

The participation numbers keep growing at the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez told village board members one program drew participants from 25 ZIP Codes. She presented the science center's 2017 annual report to the board at its meeting Aug. 14. 

Homewood’s Wednesday Farmers Market continues

The Homewood Farmers Market on Wednesdays will continue through Aug. 29. The market is on Martin Avenue at Chestnut Road. It runs from 4 to 9 p.m.

Lansing native is Homewood’s 41st police officer

A two-year effort to increase the ranks of Homewood police officers was satisfied with the swearing in of Jason Johnson at Tuesday’s village board meeting. Johnson started with the department Aug. 2. 

Homewood police and residents enjoy National Night Out festivities together

There was a heavy police presence at Homewood’s Irwin Park Tuesday evening. 

There was also a heavy kid presence, and when the two groups met on the field armed with water balloons, there was also a lot of laughter. 

The occasion was the annual National Night Out event hosted by the Homewood Police Department as an opportunity for residents to meet and mingle with officers under relaxed and social conditions.

Homewood announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

The village of Homewood will honor eight new inductees to the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Ravisloe Country Club.

The village's Heritage Committee will recognize those who have made significant and beneficial contributions to the life and well-being of the village.  Details and invitations will be available at a later date.

Beards, games and ice cream help local residents celebrate village's history

Raymond Ondrejka of Homewood, with his long, well-tended whiskers, topped a field of five contestants in the beard contest on Sunday, July 22, at the ice cream social on Martin Avenue. The event was a celebration of the village's 125th anniversary of incorporation, and the beard contest was one of several old-fashioned activities designed to harken back to the late 19th century.

Homewood police offering unpaid ticket amnesty program

A one-time amnesty program for unpaid and overdue parking, red light and local ordinance citations will be offered in Homewood, the police department announced this week.

Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 celebrates Homewood’s 125th anniversary

Homewood's 13th annual Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 will help celebrate its neighborhoods in recognition of the village’s 125th anniversary. The event downtown from noon until 9 p.m. will be on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory roads.

Homewood to host ice cream social to celebrate 125th anniversary

Homewood's year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary will include a special ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, in front of the historic Gottschalk House, 18101 Martin Ave.

The event will feature ragtime music by King Music, and patrons can try their hand at traditional outdoor games of the time. 

Brownies, a dessert that made its first appearance in 1893, will be served in addition to ice cream and toppings. 

Homewood shines in televised WGN Block Party

As the sun rose in Homewood on Friday, the WGN Block Party Extravaganza was already gearing up. Young musicians in the Melody Mart Band were tuning up. The streets were lined with offerings from local businesses and organizations. 

And the WGN staff had the cameras ready to roll at 6 a.m. to open the four-hour WGN Morning News show from its remote location in downtown Homewood.

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