Mayor: Portillo's coming to Homewood

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced at Tuesday's board meeting that Portillo's is coming to Homewood. The company is expected to break ground in March at 175th and Halsted streets. 

Homewood Farmers Market returns to the stage Saturday

The first winter farmers market will be from 9 to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Village Hall board room, 2020 Chestnut Road. Subsequent markets will be held the last Saturday of each month through April at the same time and place.

H-F chess team hosts conference tournament, takes second place (Updated Jan. 28)

Homewood-Flossmoor High School chess players wrapped up their season Saturday, Jan. 24, by hosting and taking second place in the Southwest Suburban Conference chess tournament.  

Snowy afternoon at Izaak Walton

It was a nice afternoon for a ride in Izaak Walton Preserve. A little snow falling. A little ice on the trails, enough to make biking interesting but not enough to prevent a ride. Here are a few scenes.

Vacant homes hit by copper thieves

Copper piping was reported stolen from two vacant Flossmoor homes in less than one week.

On Jan. 22, a contractor working at a house on the 3000 block of Scott Crescent told police that about 80 feet of copper piping was stolen. Nothing else was missing from the house, which is owned by a Houston finance company. Police said that a door was closed, but not latched.

Scenes from St. Joseph's Winter Picnic

The halls, the rooms, the gymnasium — all were crowded Saturday night with people young and old dressed in shorts, T-shirts and sometimes straw hats or sun glasses. 

St. Joseph Catholic School's Winter Picnic was an oasis of summer fun in late January, with summer food, games and music. The event also included auctions and raffles to raise money for parish ministries.

On the agenda: Homewood trustees consider next step in science center development

Tuesday at its regular meeting Homewood trustees will consider a contract with Global Studios to begin the first phase of a project to develop a community science center.

St. Joe’s, IJP Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

The Archdiocese of Chicago will be marking Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25 through 30, and St. Joseph School in Homewood and Infant Jesus of Prague School in Flossmoor are planning activities to celebrate the week.

Flossmoor OKS waiver of water bill late fees once every 10 years

Flossmoor residents who are tardy in paying village water and sewer bills are now eligible for a waiver of late fee penalties once every 10 years. 

Brunswick Zone closure permanent

Brunswick Zone XL is closed for good.

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