Water source shift causes hope, concern


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In recent years, water rates have been an issue for Homewood residents. The village gets its water from Harvey, but Harvey gets that Lake Michigan water from Chicago, and Chicago made a series of significant rate hikes over the past decade or so. Trusteed have expressed concern that the shift could have implications for water quality and safety.


Homewood asks residents to email officials for train station funding

Homewood officials are asking residents for help to ensure funding for the village’s train station renovation, which they say is being challenged by Chicago. The village is asking residents to email a letter to CMAP officials urging them to keep the original funding methodology. Get a copy of the letter here.

Social studies gets an update in District 153

Students in Homewood schools know about 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the 2016 presidential election thanks to their teachers, not to their outdated classroom textbooks. To rectify that, the District 153 school board agreed to purchase a new series of social studies books and online materials and additional computer devices for $213,845.

Hidden Gem bike ride a treat, but watch out for those craters


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Riding the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on July 13 was a great way to see Flossmoor's charming neighborhoods, but the condition of some streets did not live up to the rest.

H-F High groundbreaking sets stage for arts additions

More than 100 students and residents gathered Thursday, Aug. 1, for a celebration and groundbreaking for the new fine arts additions at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Looking at the border, finding hope amid heartache and cruelty


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When Homewood resident and activist Emilia Oldaker saw the image of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria, drowned at the U.S.-Mexico border, she couldn’t help but to imagine the faces of those in her own Jewish family. People, that she says, know the look of fear and desperation all too well — and how its consequences can prove deadly.

3 injured in 3-vehicle crash Friday

Three people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries Friday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Governors Highway and 183rd Street in Homewood.

GSU Center for Performing Arts previews 2019-20 season

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Governors State University (GSU), the university's Center for Performing Arts presented a preview of its 2019-20 season, which begins in September and continues through April, 2020.

Governor Pritzker appoints 6 to serve on GSU board

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has nominated six candidates for positions on the Board of Governors of Governors State University. Nominees are Kevin Brookins, John Brudnak, Lisa Harrell, Angela Hickey, James Kvedaras joining Anibal Taboas, who currently serves on the board. Board members serve for six-year terms.

Doubles bowlers win top prize in national championship

Homewood resident Gregory Mollett Jr. and his bowling partner Jeremy Delby of Park Forest took the doubles title in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in July. They won the grand prize, a bronze Eagle. Only 32 bowlers, out of 65,000 competitors who started the competition, won this grand prize.



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