Village of Homewood

Humane Society fixes Pets on Parade art ‘injured’ by vandals

The South Suburban Humane Society fixes animals. It’s just what it does. So, it was just the natural reaction for the agency to do the same for the Pets on Parade artwork that was vandalized in Homewood last month.

Haney starts work as Homewood's new assistant village manager

Homewood trustees welcomed a new assistant manager to the village staff at the board meeting Tuesday. Napoleon Haney of Matteson took the oath of office to fill the spot that has been vacant since Michael Marzal resigned at the end of January. Haney started work Monday.

Beautification Committee offers forms for annual scarecrow contest

Homewood will have a “Scarecrow Town” set up downtown the week of Sept. 18. The Homewood Beautification Committee is asking community residents to get their designs ready for the 2017 Scarecrow Contest.

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Mancini promoted in Homewood Public Works Department

Joe Mancini, an employee in the Homewood Department of Public Works since 2001, was promoted to fleet supervisor July 3.

Homewood, Flossmoor working to ensure water service after Harvey ruling

Officials in Homewood and Flossmoor want residents to be assured that they’re working to maintain reliable and clean water for the villages, despite recent developments in Harvey.  
 

Homewood Fire Department has 3 new captains

The Homewood Fire Department has three new captains in its ranks. Chief Bob Grabowski promoted a trio of lieutenants to the captain. Chris Kieta and Bill Wright were sworn in at the July 11 village board meeting. Tim Cameron was sworn in later that week.

Homewood considers measure limiting security grille styles

Homewood officials are proposing a change to building codes that would require businesses to use security grilles that meet the village's aesthetic standards.

Trustees will consider amending the village zoning ordinance to prohibit "unslightly accordian and scissor-style gates," according to a memo from Fire Chief Bob Grabowski.

He noted that more attractive security products are available.

Homewood trustees honor Dave Lotz for 33 years in public works

Dave Lotz is moving on after 33 years as a mechanic for the village of Homewood. The village board honored Lotz at its June 27 meeting with a proclamation. His retirement was official June 30.

Metra to unveil Homewood station renovation plans at public meeting July 10

The process leading to a major renovation of Homewood's train station is moving forward.

Metra will hold an informational meeting in the Homewood village hall on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. to present plans for the renovation of the Homewood Metra and Amtrak stations.

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