Weeds, vacant homes take Flossmoor village board spotlight

A resident addressed the Flossmoor Board of Trustees Monday to ask the village to take action on weeds. Mayor Paul Braun said village officials are doing everything possible so that vacant homes still meet Flossmoor codes.

Families enjoyed Homewood's Rail Fest Saturday in spite of soggy weather

"Kids love trains," said Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld, and they showed it Saturday as they showed up with their families for Homewood's Rail Fest, which offered model trains to watch and a scaled-down train trolley to ride.

Scenes from Homewood Rail Fest 2015

Rail Fest brought out railroad buffs of all ages, from youngsters fascinated by the model trains winding through elaborate scenes to retired railroad workers browsing the memorabilia vendors. Bouts of rain didn't stop families from waiting in line to take ride's on Canadian National Railway's Little Obie scale train trolley. 

Homewood Farmers Market responds to input from patrons and vendors as new season begins Saturday

Homewood Farmers Market patrons wanted a winter market. They got it. They want better visibility for crafts and collectables. It's coming. The summer market season will begin Saturday, May 23, and will run through Oct. 10. And on May 30, the market will include its first Hunter & Gatherer Market, which will continue on the last Saturday of each month.

Special volunteers give Homewood touch of beauty

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Homewood’s getting spruced up for summer, thanks to the hard-working helping hands of the village Beautification Committee.

As renovation ends, north entrance to Flossmoor Metra station reopening

A $4 million renovation project at Flossmoor’s Metra station is nearly complete. Village officials announced Friday that at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22, barriers at the north pedestrian tunnel will be removed and the station elevator will go back into service.

IJP awaits May 24 visit from Archbishop Cupich

Archbishop Blasé J. Cupich, the head of the Chicago Archdiocese, will pay a visit to Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church in Flossmoor on Sunday, May 24.

Sunday's Walk of Hope raises funds for Cancer Support Center

More than 1,000 community members are expected to take part in The Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope this Sunday, May 17. The event is taking place at Commissioner’s Park, 22108 S. 80th Avenue in Frankfort.

For more than 20 years, The Center, with offices in Homewood and Mokena, has offered strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones.

Jazz series at Ravisloe is part of bigger vision — for musicians and for Homewood

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When Grupo Cha Cha performs tonight at Ravisloe Country Club, area music lovers will have a chance to see the catalyst that led to the arrival of the True Muse jazz concert series in Homewood. 

Homewood proceeds with creation of new TIF district on 175th Street

Homewood officials believe the 175th Street business corridor needs an economic boost. Village trustees approved an ordinance Tuesday that continues the process of creating a new tax increment financing (TIF) district to replace one that was created in 2011 in the same area. 

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