Volunteers decorate downtown Homewood with ribbons to show support for police

Volunteers added a touch of blue to downtown Homewood Thursday and Friday. The blue ribbons are meant to show support for law enforcement officers at a time when there have been a number of officers killed in the line of duty.

Spellbinding storyteller Beth Horner returns to Homewood Stories Sept. 15


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Master storytellers are spellbinding, as Beth Horner demonstrated during her previous performance at Homewood Stories. She'll be back in town to tell again Sept. 15. [Note: Host Karen O'Donnell announced Tuesday, Sept. 8, that the room is full and no additional reservations can be accepted for the Sept. 15 show.]

Power outage hits downtown Homewood

Power was lost to downtown Homewood shortly after noon Saturday. 

Homewood Public Library officials announced the library will remain closed the rest of the day. The library is closed Sundays and will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

ComEd officials report about 372 customers are affected. Power is expected to be restored by 2:45 p.m.

Flossmoor board to consider request for video gambling in village

Flossmoor Village Board members Tuesday will consider whether to allow video gambling at local establishments with liquor licenses. The village currently prohibits video gambling, which has been legal in Illinois since 2009.

Motorist alert: Construction to start soon on 183rd Street

Area motorists who use 183rd Street on the west side of Homewood might want to find alternate routes from now until mid-November. Road construction will begin soon on 183rd Street from Sacremento Avenue in Homewood to Pulaski/Crawford Avenue in Hazel Crest.

TALK's Spoken Effect festival provides venue for word artists

The lives and thoughts of local poets echoed across Dixie Highway in Homewood Saturday, peppered with rain but propelled by passion. Spoken Effect was an event sponsored by Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) and hosted at St. Paul Community Church, led by organizers Maggie Colton and Raina Kalas. 

Parker ‘off to a great start’ with new discipline strategies

Discipline problems at Parker Junior High will no longer be tolerated, school officials said this week. And multiple, positive strategies are already making a difference at Parker, Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster said Monday.

Flossmoor Fest returns Sept. 12 with full day of events for all ages

As September arrives, Flossmoor Fest is only days away. This year’s village festival — it’s slated for Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Flossmoor and Flossmoor Park — includes several new activities for all ages.

Bed, Bath & Beyond to close Homewood store

Homewood area shoppers will be losing a favorite store for household goods in the near future. Bed, Bath & Beyond officials confirmed the company plans to close its store at 17910 Halsted St.

Positive school budget news comes with warning about possible pension shift

As school board members get ready to approve a 2015-16 budget, Flossmoor District 161 is starting the academic year in good financial shape, its chief financial officer said Monday. The proposed budget includes a $403,467 surplus.


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