Zoning amendments pave the way for Portillo's development in Homewood (UPDATED)

Homewood trustees paved the way Tuesday for the much-anticipated development of a Portillo's restaurant on the southwest corner of Halsted and 175th streets. (Story updated at 3:09 p.m. March 11)

Early American music featured in March 24 Homewood Library Program

"Music from the Backyard & Front Porch," a show featuring American songs performed by Lauren Pelon using a wide array of instruments, will be presented at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway. 

Millennium School’s Flower Power helps cancer patients

Cancer patients were the beneficiaries of a Valentine’s Day flower sale conducted by members of the Early Act Club at Homewood’s Millennium School

Homewood woman charged with domestic battery

A 38-year-old Homewood woman was charged with domestic battery Saturday, March 7, after allegedly stabbing a man with a kitchen knife.

Kenya Frazier, of the 2400 block of 183rd St., was taken into custody after the incident, which occurred between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m., according to the police report.

No information about the victim's condition was provided in the report.

Scenes from St. Baldrick's Day at H-F High School

Homewood-Flossmoor High School Honor Society hosted its sixth annual St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser Saturday, March 7. The goal was to raise money for pediatric cancer research, and a number of students, teachers and community members agreed to have their heads (and chins) shorn to help raise money and to show solidarity with children whose cancer treatments cause them to lose their hair.

St. Baldrick's Day at H-F: Cold heads for a good cause

Children with cancer often lose their hair as a side effect of treatment. Saturday a number of H-F students, teachers and community members gave up their hair in show of support and to help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Have Homewood's new water meters affected your bill?

Throughout 2014, new water meters were installed in Homewood. The state-of-the-art technology replaces outmoded meters. As the new meters were installed, some residents began observing changes in water bills. We would like to document stories from residents about what difference (if any) the new meters made in bills for water usage. 

Please share any information here that you would feel comfortable sharing with the community.

We need to know your name, but we don't necessarily have to use it in a story about the new water meters. See the next item.
We prefer to be able to attribute information by name, but in some cases, people are reluctant to have their names published.
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Tell us about your experience with recent water bills in Homewood? What was your typical water bill amount prior to the installation of the new water meter? Did it vary much? What was the first bill after the new meter was installed? Have you received additional bills since? Did they vary much?
Where in Homewood do you live? It's not necessary to provide your address, but maybe your block or subdivision, just to see if there are any patterns to billing changes based on location.

Paintertaining gets incentive money, announces opening reception

​​Paintertaining, a paint party company, is setting up a place to do both at 2049 Ridge Road in Homewood. The business has an opening party planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Light refreshments will be served as owners Iesha Bass-Simmons and Terrence Simmons introduce the business to the community.

Meijer project, Rauner budget loom as Flossmoor starts budget process

While Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would slash $470,000 in funds for Flossmoor this year, the Meijer development will definitely mean a permanent increase in village revenues starting in 2016.

Former dollhouse museum to become foot massage service

One empty storefront in downtown Homewood did not remain so for long. 

Homewood trustees approved a special use permit Tuesday, Feb. 24, allowing A2Z Nail Spa to expand its business to include foot massage services in 18120 Dixie Highway.


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