Homewood trustees to hold public hearing Tuesday on proposed TIF district

Homewood residents will have a chance Tuesday to ask questions and make comments about a new tax increment financing district slated to replace a failed TIF district along 175th Street. [Additional explanations added to clarify TIFs and EAVs.]

Sweet Annie’s and The Villager have resourceful new owners

New owners of Flossmoor favorite Sweet Annie's describe taking over the shop as "a wonderful adventure."

Wrenn to be guest at H-F alumni golf outing July 24 to raise money for sports scholarships

Alumni of Homewood-Flossmoor High School are organizing the first Red And White H-F Golf Classic on July 24 to develop a fund to underwrite summer training camp scholarships. Special guest for the event will be John Wrenn, former H-F football coach whose team won the state title in 1994. 

Dog Days return: Homewood hosts annual community block party and pooch parade

The village of Homewood is throwing a Block Party from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, giving area residents a chance to socialize and participate in fun activities, including face painting, a full line-up of live music for all ages, a bean bag tournament, summer fare from Homewood restaurants and the annual Pooch Parade.  

Congresswoman discusses range of issues with residents Saturday at Homewood Village Hall

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly spent more than an hour at Homewood Village Hall Saturday, the guest of Mayor Richard Hofeld at his weekly "meet the mayor" session. Kelly spoke with several residents who stopped by to ask questions, share concerns and offer ideas about some of the key issues of the day.

Driver cited for speed after car strikes tree June 25

The driver of a vehicle that struck a tree in the 1100 block of 187th Street on June 25 was injured and was transported from the scene by ambulance, according to neighbors.

Five injured in June 21 crash on Halsted Street

A two-vehicle traffic accident June 21 in the 17400 block of Halsted Street injured five people, according to Homewood police.

The crash was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m.

All five occupants of a Chevy Tahoe involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals, police said. 

The driver of a second vehicle, a 1999 Saturn, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Driver leads Flossmoor officer on high-speed chase following traffic stop

Flossmoor police are looking for a man who drove away following a traffic stop earlier this month and was clocked at speeds up to 114 mph as an officer chased him down Cicero Avenue.

SSHS pets: Meet Pumbaa!

If you are looking for a well-behaved and loyal companion, this 2-year-old lab/terrier mix is your guy!  

Former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich named athletic director at PSC

Chris Zorich, a Notre Dame football standout and former Chicago Bears defensive lineman, has been named director of athletics at Prairie State College.


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