Homewood Hall of Fame induction luncheon Oct. 26 | Registration deadline Oct. 10

The deadline to make reservations to attend the 2014 Homewood Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon is Friday, Oct. 10.

The event was announced at the Village Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, by Homewood Heritage Committee Chairwoman Elaine Egdorf. A reception will begin at noon at Calumet Country Club, followed by luncheon and induction ceremony at 1 p.m. The cost is $45.

To make a reservation or for more information, call 708-206-3393.

Ruling in Harvey water suit less than Homewood officials hoped for

The Village of Homewood and other south suburban municipalities did not receive the court ruling they hoped for in a continuing legal battle with the City of Harvey, according to village officials.

Homewood and other suburbs that buy water from Harvey have joined the City of Chicago in requesting a third party be appointed to handle Harvey's water revenues.

Crows beware: Scarecrows flock to Homewood

Crows might want to think twice about visiting Homewood. The first Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by the village Community Relations Committee, has resulted in a small army of scarecrows to protect the community.

The contest was held at Fall Fest on Sept. 20, and village officials plan to post the entries throughout the downtown area soon to keep the village entertained and crow-free for several weeks, at least.

Scout brings Little Free Libraries to parks as part of Eagle Scout project

Henry Heligas, right, supervises the construction 
of a Little Free Library structure at his home Aug. 24.

Kataras announces resignation from board of trustees

Tom Kataras

At the end of open session Tuesday, Sept. 9, long-time Homewood Trustee Tom Kataras announced his retirement from the board.

Flossmoor police chief reassures community after home invasion

Flossmoor Police Chief Michael Pulec sent an update and an offer of reassurance to community members concerned about a recent home invasion and sexual assault.

“This type of crime is understandably upsetting, and I want to assure you that the police are doing everything we can to solve this crime,” Pulec said in an email notice.

Village officials: Harvey's water finance woes not likely to affect Homewood water bills

Local residents wondering if Harvey's water finance woes will trickle down to Homewood probably have nothing to fear, according to village officials.

Homewood resident sues village over water bill

In a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 26, a Homewood man is alleging the village fraudulently inflated his water bill and is seeking $50,000 in damages.

Attorney Paul O. Otubusin said last week that his water bill had been at about $200 per billing cycle for several years.

Then June 5 he received a letter from the Village of Homewood alerting him to an unusual spike in water usage — $5,195-worth of water, according to the suit.

Trustees give lukewarm reception to amusement tax reduction proposal

A proposal to reduce the village amusement tax from 5 percent to 2 percent met with a mixed response from the board of trustees Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The measure was tabled until a local business requesting the reduction, Brunswick Zone XL, can provide more information. At issue was whether the business could provide evidence of hardship caused by the tax and whether it could pass on some or all of the tax burden to customers.

Homewood trustees approve medical cannabis zoning

If a medical cannabis dispensary wishes to begin operation in Homewood, it will need to find a home in the M (industrial) zone.

By a 4 to 2 vote Tuesday, Aug. 12, the village board of trustees approved medical cannabis dispensaries as a permitted use in the M zone, which runs from Dixie Highway and Harwood Avenue, along Maple Road and 175th Street on the north side of the village.


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