Shared memory: World War II veteran and wife reconstruct his story

Walter Ross

Seventy years is a long time to remember, and for World War II veteran Walter Ross of Homewood, many of the details of his service have faded and finally disappeared.

UPDATE: US Bank in Homewood robbed Friday afternoon

US Bank, 18300 Dixie Highway in Homewood, was robbed shortly before noon Friday, Nov. 7, according to the FBI. 

The robber was described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, thin build, possible thin mustache, according to FBI agent Joan Hyde. He was wearing dark gray hoodie.

It was a non-takeover robbery, and no weapon was displayed, according to the FBI.

Advocate South Suburban Hospital recognized for safeguarding the health of newborns and mothers

Advocate South Suburban Hospital has been recognized by for its efforts to improve the health of babies born at the Hazel Crest hospital by eliminating early elective baby deliveries and elective cesarean sections,according to a news release from the hospital.

Metra proposed fare hike sparks criticism from south suburban riders

A local resident comments on
the proposed Metra budget at
a hearing Tuesday, Nov. 5, at
Homewood Village Hall. On
the dais are, from left, Julia
Patterson, director of human
resources for the RTA; Lynn

Homewood Veterans Committee to host Veterans Day breakfast Saturday

The Homewood Veterans Committee is hosting its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Grady's Grille, 18147 Harwood Ave. 

Section of Marshfield Avenue closed for sewer project work

Marshfield Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 184th Place and Willow Road while Alsterda Construction Company works on a sanitary sewer pipe project.

Homewood police alert residents to rise in ruse burglaries in the area

The Homewood Police Department sent out an email notice Wednesday, Nov. 5, advising residents to be aware of a continuing problem with ruse burglaries in the Chicagoland area.

In a ruse burglary, perpetrators use false identities and information to gain access to victim's residences. Senior citizens are commonly targeted with this approach, according to police.

Burglars may pose as new neighbors, utility workers, a village employee, or a construction worker, for example.

Tricks of Engineering Help Student Offer Treat to Mini Golfers

St. Joseph School 5th grader Kira Chivers got a special Halloween treat this year: the opportunity to put her imagination to work designing a miniature golf course.

Homewood man dies from injuries suffered in Oct. 28 traffic accident

An 83-year-old Homewood man died early Wednesday, Oct. 29, from head injuries suffered in a traffic accident Tuesday evening, Oct. 28.

Joseph E. Coghlan was pronounced dead at 5:13 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Cook County Medical Examiners Office spokeman.

Coghlan was walking across Gottschalk Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a 2013 Kia driven by Fred Gold, 95, of Homewood, according to Homewood police.

St Joseph School Students Put Thanks Into Words for WWII Vet

St. Joseph School students Kristen Harrell (left) and Nia Flynn worked on a letter writing project honoring World War II veteran Clem Framarin.

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