Residents invited to raise questions, discuss issues at 'Drinks and Dialogue' event

The Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters is recruiting for new members, inviting them to a Drinks and Dialogue event at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Grape and Grain, 18031 Dixie Highway. 

Van Drunen Ford celebrates 85 years as oldest Chicago Ford dealer and family-owned Homewood business

Morse Van Drunen started a car dealership in 1930 that is still owned and operated by his family. Van Drunen Ford in Homewood is marking the 85th anniversary of Ford’s oldest Chicagoland dealership, and Homewood’s oldest business continuously operated by the same family.

Local legislators not hopeful about quick end to budget impasse

Local legislators believe the impasse in Springfield is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. At a Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters program Sept. 9, Rep. Al Riley (D-Hazel Crest), Rep. Will Davis (D-East Hazel Crest) and Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) offered insights into the issues confronting state government.

Downtown Chicago event Oct. 8 marks the centennial of the Dixie Highway

The final event to mark the 100th anniversary of the organizing of Dixie Highway, the country’s first interstate route, will be a 10 a.m. ceremony on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Cancer survivor Dorothy Johnson and hundreds of others readying for Sunday’s Walk of Hope

Dorothy Johnson will share her indomitable spirit with an estimated 1,000 fellow walkers on Sunday for the Cancer Support Center’s 21st annual Walk of Hope.

Youth arrested in carjacking released from detention, allowed to enroll in high school

A 17-year-old arrested following an attempted carjacking in Homewood earlier this month has been released from custody so that he can attend high school.

$28.5 million budget approved for Homewood schools

Homewood District 153 School Board members Monday approved the 2016 budget of $28.5 million in operating costs.

Revenues, however, are only $23 million. The board will be able to balance its budget to using money from the bond issue it passed by special referendum in 2011, and transferring money from various accounts.

Lifesaving heroism by off-duty firefighter commended by Flossmoor board

Firefighters prepare for the worst, so Chris Bednarek, a firefighter and Flossmoor resident, was ready to help when a life and death situation literally came to him. Flossmoor officials honored him Monday for saving a burn victim's life in April.

Better access to Flossmoor police, fire stations needed, officials say

Flossmoor officials say village emergency vehicles have a difficult time getting out of the 38-year-old municipal complex.Village board members this week approved a zoning change that police and fire officials hope eventually leads to more room for getting in and out of the municipal complex.

Brown Derby Road to close permanently Friday

Brown Derby Road and a small section of 175th Street will close permanently Friday. The move has angered some local residents, especially those in Thornton who use the road to access Halsted Street in Homewood. 

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