Patriot Park Little Free Library vandalized again

The Little Free Library in Homewood's Patriot Park was vandalized for the second time in a little more than than a month, according to Homewood Library Director Amy Crump.

Helping the hungry

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H-F on par in latest school assessment


While the 2014 School Report Card shows Homewood-Flossmoor High School on par with schools across the state, the state-mandated data doesn’t tell the full story of what goes on at H-F, says Jodi Bryant, Director of Human Resources and Public Relations. 

Faculty and administrators typically use numerous indicators over four years for a more complete picture of the abilities of H-F students.

Gypsy jazz concert kicks off new music series at Ravisloe

The weather has turned prematurely cold, but the music in Homewood this week will be hot. 

LePercolateur will bring to Homewood a performance of the music made famous in the 1930s at the Hot Club de France, gypsy jazz.

Public Works Department shines at Homewood board meeting

The Homewood Public Works Department was the star of the Tuesday, Nov. 11, Board of Trustees meeting, with a staff member honored for service to the village and kudos from the board for keeping costs low on two big projects.

Flossmoor police seek information about manhole cover thefts

The Flossmoor Police Department is investigating the theft of several manhole covers, according to an email alert from the department.

During the overnight hours Monday, Nov. 10, someone removed manhole covers from several locations around the village.

Similar incidents occurred in nearby communities the same evening, police said.

Police ask any one who witnesses suspicious behavior or non-public works personnel removing manhole covers to dial 911 immediately.

Missing cat alert: Anybody seen Symba?

Symba the cat is missing, according to a sign posted on a telephone pole at the intersection of Loomis Ave. and Olive Rd. 

The cat is described as a brown tabby, and the owner can be reached at 708-206-1386.

Village officials mark retirement of long-time Public Works staffer

The Village of Homewood Board of Trustees marked the retirement of long-time staff Public Works Department staff member Robert LaChapelle at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28.

LaChapelle started with Homewood Public Works in June 1979 as a maintenance worker in the landscape maintenance division, according to Public Works Director John Schaefer. By 1994, LaChapelle had worked his way up to utility division supervisor, a post he has held since.

Homewood library to host storyteller from National Association of Black Storytellers Nov. 13

Homewood Public Library will be hosting storyteller Mitch Capel at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, according to a news release from the library.

Capel is a storyteller, recording artist, poet, actor and author. He has been bringing stories to life and delighting audiences throughout the United States with his warmth, wit and compelling storytelling style since 1985.  

On the agenda: Homewood trustees to consider extension of property development agreement with E. Hazel Crest

 The Homewood Board of Trustees will consider a measure to extend the village's property development agreement with East Hazel Crest at its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11.

The agenda also includes a resolution honoring Brian Long for two decades of service to the village. 

The rest of the agenda includes:

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