Homewood trustees to consider local gas tax, alternative water sources

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to add a 3-cent per gallon tax to gasoline sold in the village. If implemented, and in combination with an expected increase in Motor Fuel Tax revenue from the state, the village could more than double the funds used for the street resurfacing program.

Matteson teen shot in Ford Heights found dead in Homewood

An 18-year-old man who was shot at a gathering in Ford Heights was found dead near 183rd Street and Highland Avenue early Friday, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.


Homewood Chevy hosts annual BBQ for the Troops on Saturday

Chevrolet of Homewood staff will be firing up the grill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, to raise awareness and funds for the USO, which provides services and support for local troops and their families.

Third annual Lighthouse Pride Party celebrates inclusion, observes need for more progress

Amid the smiles, hugs and rainbow flags at the annual Lighthouse Pride party, there was time for reflection on the serious side of the struggle for gay rights. Despite steamy temperatures approaching the 90s, the June 28 event drew a big crowd to Martin Square in downtown Homewood. Local vendors and residents showed their solidarity with song, dance and rainbow margaritas.

ESPY Award voting for Marian's Sister Mary Jo on until Wednesday

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck of Marian Catholic High School is a star on the internet. Now she has a chance to win a 2019 ESPY Award.

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In June, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle turned 5. Time to explore options for building on the foundation. Also: Recyclepalooza volunteers help area residents repurpose and recycle difficult items, Homewood Arts Council opens its gallery and MABAS 24 President Kevin Welsh expresses concerns about another possible hospital closure in the South Suburbs.

Mary Poppins Jr. is H-F summer production

"Mary Poppins Jr.” is being staged July 18 and 19 by the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Summer Theatre Program.

Commissioners take first step toward Homewood Estates Park redesign

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is planning for major improvements at the Homewood Estates Park, and hoping a state grant will pay half the cost.

Starry Nights concerts gets Independence Day started

Area residents populated the park in front of the Irwin Community Center band shell Wednesday with red and blue lawn chairs to enjoy the warm evening, friends and family — and the sounds of Second Hand Soul to kick off the local Independence Day festivities. 

H-F community delivers water, goodwill to University Park neighbors

In a rally of neighborly sympathy and support, several members of the Homewood-Flossmoor community are collecting water, funds and supplies for residents of University Park. About 1,000 households in University Park remain under a “do not consume” order, issued by utility Aqua Water on June 14 after elevated levels of lead were detected in the tap water of several properties.


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