Questions on 175th Street TIF proposal emerge at hearing

If a Tax Increment Financing district — implemented four years ago to spur industrial and commercial growth in Homewood along 175th Street west of Halsted — has failed, why should it be given a second chance?

Proposed District 161 strategic plan makes its first appearance

Flossmoor School District 161’s proposed blueprint for the next five years went on view this week. Following months of preparation the draft of the strategic plan for 2015-2020 was posted on the district’s web page

H-F singers to help celebrate White Sox championship season at Sunday’s H-F Family Day

From left, Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko and Scott
Podsednik, three of the 21 members of the 
World Series champion 2005 White Sox 

Flossmoor resident wins award for service to LGBTQ community

Flossmoor resident Mallory Price is a 2015 winner of the annual 30 Under 30 award from Windy City Times. The publication established the award to honor men and women under the age of 30 who have made substantial contributions to the Chicago area’s LGBTQ community.

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.

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