Second annual FCC talent show to raise funds for PADS shelter

An eclectic group of local children and adults will show off their talents on Friday, Nov. 16, when Flossmoor Community Church hosts its second annual ShowOff talent show. 

The talent show, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the FCC Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor, will raise money to benefit the FCC PADS shelter. The shelter runs Sunday evenings from October through April, providing food, shelter and hot showers to south suburban homeless men. 

Homewood trustees to consider Harvey water rate study

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Homewood Board of Trustees will consider hiring a consulting firm to conduct a study of the water costs incurred by the city of Harvey. 

The study is intended to establish actual costs for Harvey to deliver water to Homewood and several other area communities. Harvey claims the water rates it charges are below its costs and is considering a rate hike, according to Village Manager Jim Marino.

Flossmoor Village Board approves estimated 2018 tax levy

The Flossmoor Village Board voted to support a 1.95 percent increase in the 2018 tax levy and heard numbers showing a positive trend in the village’s property values.

 

If the board gives final approval Dec. 3, the levy increase would mean the owner of a $200,000 home pays about $13 more in property taxes, and the owner of a $300,000 home pays about $21 more. 

School board, administrators working to keep H-F a ‘jewel’ among high schools

There have been and will be more changes at Homewood-Flossmoor High School that will protect the students, teachers and staff and help maintain the excellent work happening on the campus, according to Steve Anderson, president of the District 233 school board.
 

At least one resident ‘lost everything’ in Martin Avenue fire

No one was harmed during a house fire in the early morning hours Saturday at 18332 Martin Ave., Homewood, though at least one resident suffered significant personal property damage.
 
According to Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski, the department received a call about the fire shortly after 1 a.m. Grabowski said the fire was contained to the front porch and the front of the house, and the cause continues to be investigated.

Vice District Brewing open for business

Vice District Brewing, the newest microbrewery in the H-F area, is reopened.

As of Friday, Nov. 9, the code violations that forced its closure have been corrected and the brewery is back up and running.

Brewery owner Curtis Tarver is looking forward to an active clientele at the craft brewery at 18022 Dixie Highway.
 

Veterans Day breakfast gives students a chance to say thanks

Gratitude was flowing in both directions when veterans and students gathered at Homewood's James Hart School Friday for District 153's annual veterans appreciation breakfast. 

Helping hands from two organizations serve ministry and the homeless

One helping hand agency recently got assistance from another at the Korean United Methodist Church, 19320 Kedzie Ave. in Homewood. The church’s Overflow Ministry has been helping people through Respond Now in Chicago Heights, the seasonal PADS program for homeless men, a women’s shelter, Catholic Charities and a host of other organizations. Recently, the ministry found it needed some help itself. Operation Nehemiah volunteers came to the rescue.

Amy Crump steps down as Homewood library director

Amy Crump, director of the Homewood Public Library, submitted her resignation to the board. Her last day will be Dec. 7.
 
Crump has accepted a new position as director of the Bellwood Library.

Hart student helps keep Navajo culture alive for reservation girls

Eighth-grader Nizhoni Ward is determined to maintain awareness of indigenous people and cultures. The Homewood girl draws from her own Native American heritage to fuel her advocacy.

 

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