Coping with COVID: State offers new plan to prevent resurgence, county jail cited for containing virus

July 19, 2020 - 20:57

The state announces a new plan to respond to any sign of a resurgence of COVID-19 as case numbers make modest rise. Local case numbers rise, but there have been no additional deaths. A CDC study highlights the effective measures used by the sheriff's department to contain an outbreak in the county jail. A cluster of cases linked to a sports camp in Lake Zurich. 

Homewood trustees authorize two new police officer positions to increase Halsted presence

August 28, 2016 - 22:54

Homewood trustees approved a budget amendment Tuesday, Aug. 23, that will enable the police department to add two patrol officer positions. Police Chief Bill Alcott said the request for new positions is in anticipation of greater demand on the department as a result of business expansion on Halsted Street.

Walmart seeks property tax relief for redevelopment of former K-Mart store in Homewood

August 23, 2015 - 15:21

Walmart is asking the village of Homewood to support its application for Class 8 property tax reductions from Cook County to help with the redevelopment of the former K-Mart store on Halsted Street, which has been vacant since late 2013. Trustees will also hear from a Metra representative, who will brief the board on maintenance projects for the Homewood train station.

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