Village of Homewood

Homewood buys storm sewer cleaner

Homewood village board members approved the $165,440 purchase of a new storm sewer cleaner at their Oct. 10 meeting.
 
The village bought the 2017 model Vactor Ramjet truck-mounted sewer jet cleaner from Standard Equipment Company through the National Joint Powers Alliance, a joint governmental purchasing program that allows municipalities to save money on large purchases.
 

Changes made to public comments at Homewood meetings

New procedures for Homewood residents wishing to address their village board will apply after an ordinance was approved at the Oct. 10 meeting.
 
Residents will be limited to three minutes for comments, which can be extended if the chair deems it necessary. Persons making comments must be “respectful and avoid obscene or insulting statements, the impugning of motives and disruptive or repetitive statements,” the ordinance says. 
 

Marino presents home rule idea to Homewood board

Idea would be put to voters in March referendum

Homewood officials Tuesday unveiled a plan to provide a revenue boost to local schools, parks and the library and cut through some red tape by becoming a home rule community. Home rule status in the village requires approval by local voters in a special referendum.

Homewood officials to initiate discussion whether to seek home rule status to help address community issues

At the Homewood trustees meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, Village Manager Jim Marino plans to introduce the question of whether the village should consider seeking home rule status.

The board meets at 7:30 p.m. in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.

Rail history will come alive for Homewood's Hobo Night on Oct. 14

Families will have a chance to make a visit to Homewood's railroad past on Saturday, Oct. 14, when the village hosts its annual Hobo Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

HFD adds 'seat belt convincer' to annual open house

There will be a new attraction at the Homewood Fire Department's annual open house this year, a ride. The Illinois State Patrol will bring its Seat Belt Convincer apparatus to provide guests with an experience that helps remind them about the importance of wearing seat belts.

Homewood rings in Railroad Safety Week, unveils mural

Officials came together for National Rail Safety Week in a ceremony Tuesday morning in Homewood between the tracks and Harwood Avenue.  A sidewalk mural was unveiled, a proclamation made and contributions were recognized.  

Variety is the spice of chili contest life in Homewood

Judges in the annual Chili Cook-Off at Homewood's Fall Fest on Saturday remarked on the variety they tasted. Martin Will, winner of Homewood's Top Chef honors, said that's a characteristic of chili standards in this area.

Sick, injured animals will benefit from success of 'Pets on Parade' art auction

Animals at South Suburban Humane Society that have serious health problems will have a better chance of receiving the care they need thanks to the generosity of bidders in the Pets on Parade auction that concluded on Saturday night.

Land off Halsted in Homewood sold to developers, parcel donated to IDOT

Two new restaurants may be coming to land near the corner of 175th and Halsted Streets in Homewood. The village is selling land near the intersection to developers and donating space to the Illinois Department of Transportation following action by the Homewood Village Board Sept. 12.

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