Village of Homewood

Longtime Homewood businessman and village trustee Bob Wilson dies at 75

Bob Wilson, a former Homewood businessman and village trustee, is being remembered for his many years of service in the South Suburbs.
 
Mr. Wilson, who moved to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood 10 years ago, died June 8 from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

Homewood modifies liquor license for Redbird Cafe

The Homewood village board approved an ordinance establishing a new type of liquor license for Redbird Cafe.
 
The Class 7B license allows on-premises consumption of beer and wine only. It does not allow alcohol carry out or video gaming. No more than 25 percent of Redbird’s yearly receipts can be from the sale of alcohol. 
 
Board members approved the ordinance at the June 13.
 

Board approves lease for sewer cleaner, truck in Homewood

The Homewood village board approved a lease for a new storm sewer cleaner at its June 13 meeting. The village also approved funding to replace a portion of fencing along 183rd Street just west of the viaduct that was damaged in a traffic accident.

Surround sound tribute: Homewood Science Center marks the opening of the Michael Wexler Theater

Homewood Science Center patrons got a sampling June 6 of the state-of-the-art sound and video equipment that is the engine behind the Michael Wexler Theater, but family members giving tribute to the late actor and artist made a case that his creativity and sense of fun would be at the heart of the facility.

Pets on Parade debuts at breezy Art & Garden Fest

Homewood-area residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Art & Garden Street Fair by enjoying two sunny days and warm evenings filled with food, music, art, science and greenery. Some of that art was in the form of dog and cat statues ― and one giraffe ― colorfully decorated by local businesses and organizations for Pets on Parade. 

Pets on Parade unveiled at Art & Garden Street Fair

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Homewood police headquarters entrance project expected to start Monday

  The ramp leading to the front door of the Homewood 
  Police Department will be repaced in coming weeks 
  as part of a project to renovate access to the building.

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
 

Art & Garden Fair anniversary: A week of art, science, music and food

To celebrate 10th anniversary Art & Garden Street Fair, Homewood is planning a colorful extension to the two-day festival, giving it a four-day lead-in called Art Week: Changing Lives Through Giving. Music, art and science events run Monday through Saturday. See the schedule here.

Area residents flock to Homewood Farmers Market opening day

Balloon creations, music, food, fresh produce, bedding plants and Hunt & Gather market vendors, aided by warm, sunny weather, brought a big crowd to the opening day of the Homewood Farmers Market summer season on Saturday, May 27. "This is the busiest opening day we've ever had," said Market Manager Kate Duff, who estimated attendance at about 1,600 people. 

Public hearing for Homewood bond issue on June 27

Homewood village government will consider selling up to $1.9 million in bonds to finance capital projects.
 
A public hearing will be held June 27 at 7:30 p.m. 
 

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