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:

Student imagination stirred the past 25 years by Hart drama teacher

It seems every one of us can recall a teacher who made a difference in our life. James Hart Junior High drama teacher Greg Weiss had his “most awesome” teacher in middle school.

Shared memory: World War II veteran and wife reconstruct his story

Walter Ross

Seventy years is a long time to remember, and for World War II veteran Walter Ross of Homewood, many of the details of his service have faded and finally disappeared.

UPDATE: US Bank in Homewood robbed Friday afternoon

US Bank, 18300 Dixie Highway in Homewood, was robbed shortly before noon Friday, Nov. 7, according to the FBI. 

The robber was described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, thin build, possible thin mustache, according to FBI agent Joan Hyde. He was wearing dark gray hoodie.

It was a non-takeover robbery, and no weapon was displayed, according to the FBI.

Advocate South Suburban Hospital recognized for safeguarding the health of newborns and mothers

Advocate South Suburban Hospital has been recognized by for its efforts to improve the health of babies born at the Hazel Crest hospital by eliminating early elective baby deliveries and elective cesarean sections,according to a news release from the hospital.

Metra proposed fare hike sparks criticism from south suburban riders

A local resident comments on
the proposed Metra budget at
a hearing Tuesday, Nov. 5, at
Homewood Village Hall. On
the dais are, from left, Julia
Patterson, director of human
resources for the RTA; Lynn

Homewood Veterans Committee to host Veterans Day breakfast Saturday

The Homewood Veterans Committee is hosting its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Grady's Grille, 18147 Harwood Ave. 


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