Homewood to get the jump on 2015 with noon celebration Wednesday

Homewood will again get the jump on the new year with its noon countdown and balloon drop Wednesday, Dec. 31, to welcome the arrival of 2015.

Flossmoor resident sentenced for filing multi-billion dollar false liens against judges

Retaliatory liens against federal employees gets Flossmoor man 46 months in prison

A Flossmoor resident who pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of filing false retaliatory liens against government officials has been sentenced to serve 46 months in prison.

Two businesses set for winter openings in downtown Homewood

Two downtown Homewood spots currently used for seasonal pop-up shops are poised to host permanent businesses.

On the agenda: Homewood trustees to hold special meeting to move Martin Avenue project forward, terminate downtown TIF district

Homewood Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, to consider two time-sensitive items regarding downtown redevelopment.

Homewood trustees OK pursuit of science center development, agree to purchase Ryan's Funeral Home

Homewood officials took two steps Tuesday toward the development of a community science center, envisioned as a kind of mini-Museum of Science and Industry, agreeing to hire a consultant and purchase property for the project.

Homewood trustees directed Village Manager Jim Marino to prepare a contract with Global Studios, a group affiliated with the Exploratorium in San Fransisco, to conduct the first phase of the project.

Homewood man tells tales of job as mall Santa

What is it like to be a mall Santa? The job comes with great rewards and interesting challenges, as Stewart Scott of Homewood can attest.

HF, District 161 races look like hottest April election contests

Board of Education elections in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 and Flossmoor School District 161 are likely to be the most heavily contested local races in this spring’s consolidated election.

Filing ended Monday for candidates running in the April 7 election.

Weather alert: Winter storm watch issued for Homewood-Flossmoor area (Updated Dec. 24)


The National Weather Service has revised the snowfall predictions for today. The Homewood-Flossmoor area is now expected to receive about 1 to 2 inches of snow this afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a winter storm watch that includes all of Cook County, according to a notice on the NWS website.

The watch is in effect most of the day Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Dazzling Dartmouth and other signs of the holiday season

Homewood and Flossmoor residents and businesses have enlightened and enlivened the holiday season with a great variety of decorations, from the spectacular avenue of lights on Dartmouth Avenue in Flossmoor, to the giant inflated Santa Claus at Aurelios in Homewood.

And holiday yard cards made a comeback this year, thanks to the efforts of local artist Teri Cann, who revived the yard card workshop with support from the Village of Homewood and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Above are a few holiday scenes from around the community. 


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