Village of Homewood

Homewood awards bids for construction, computers, street work

Emergency vehicles in Homewood will get new computer equipment after the village board approved leasing agreements with Marlin Business Bank at its April 25 meeting.
 

Homewood changes liquor license ordinance, renews outdoor permits

Homewood liquor license holders behind in payments to the village could lose that license following an ordinance change by the Board of Trustees at the April 25 meeting.

Homewood Director of Finance Dennis Bubenik said that under the ordinance, Village President Richard Hofeld — who also serves as liquor commissioner — can call for a hearing for any license holders who are delinquent in bills other than payments for water and sewer service.

IDOT, Homewood in talks about addressing Dixie Highway viaduct flooding problem

During a rain and hail storm on Feb. 28, one driver found out the hard way what most local motorists know: The Dixie Highway viaduct in Homewood is prone to flooding. Homewood officials met recently with IDOT to discuss resolving the problem.

Homewood presents new TIF district plan at public hearing

Homewood officials and a financial consultant introduced the plan for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district in the downtown area during a public hearing at village hall on Tuesday, April 11.

Several residents asked questions about the TIF plan and about one of the first projects expected to benefit from the district. Their concerns included boundary decisions, parking capacity, relocation assistance and infrastructure problems.

Homewood residents can get half price on trees until noon Saturday

Homewood residents have until noon Saturday, April 1, to get orders in for half-price trees through the village's TreeShare Program.

Homewood village board gives nod to variances for retro Grady’s on Harwood

A popular Homewood restaurant, formerly known as Grady’s Grille, re-opened on Monday, March 20, as Grady’s Snack N’ Dine featuring a '70s and '80s theme. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available.

The restaurant at 18147 Harwood Ave. also will be identified with three new exterior signs complementing the new retro theme. Business owner Jim Garofalo received assurances from the village board that the signs will be accepted with three variances to the sign ordinance. He came before the board on March 14 to appeal the denial of his oversized and lit signs by the village's Appearance Commission.

Homewood incumbents make pitch for building on village's strengths

Homewood's five incumbent candidates for village office made a case for their leadership and promised to build on successes during a candidate forum Saturday, March 18, sponsored by the local League of Women Voters (LWV) chapter and co-sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

Two trustee challengers ― Jennifer "Jen" Sjoblom whose name will be on the ballot, and write-in candidate Andre Thames ― were unable to attend.

Homewood hires Mesaros as director of economic development

Homewood officials announced Friday, March 17, that the village has hired Angela Mesaros as director of economic development. She starts work on Monday, March 20.

Thousands attended Homewood’s 2016 events, commission reports

If you live in Homewood, or are a visitor, you know one thing for sure: There is never a dull moment in Home Sweet Homewood, thanks to the village’s Community Relations Commission.

In its annual report, presented at the Feb. 28 village board meeting, the commission reported that it had produced 10 major events throughout 2016 and co-sponsored two events.

Candidates for the Village of Homewood Board of Trustees

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Village Clerk Marilyn Thomas are running for re-election unopposed. Four candidates are running for three trustee positions on the Homewood Village Board. They are Lawrence Burnson, Anne Colton, Barbara Dawkins and Jennifer "Jen" Sjoblom. Burnson, Colton and Dawkins are incumbents. Andre Thames is registered as a write-in candidate.

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