Homewood Heights all stars compete at state

Homewood Heights Little League’s 9-, 10- and 11-year-old All-Star team competed in the state championships in LaSalle, Ill., at the end of July. The team earned a spot in the state bracket by winning both the Sub State Tournament in River Forest and their own District 6 tournament in Chicago Heights.

Homewood board denounces trucking center plans

Editor's note: This is the third story in a series exploring the proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club.
 
The Homewood Board of Trustees have denounced plans for a trucking center development in place of the Calumet Country Club.
 
During a special meeting July 18, board members and Mayor Rich Hofeld were in agreement that the proposed plans by Arizona-based Diversified Partners CRE would be too intense for the area.
 

Homewood trustees to hold special meeting Thursday

The Homewood Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment followed by a closed session for trustees to discuss actual litigation and purchase or lease of real property.
 

DQ crash investigation reports driver was intoxicated, speeding

Close to a year after a man died when his car crashed into Dairy Queen along Homewood’s Ridge Road, the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team released its findings about what happened early in the morning of July 17, 2018.
 
 

National Night Out is a party with a purpose

Homewood and Flossmoor police departments will host community gatherings from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in conjunction with National Night Out, an annual nationwide observance intended to strengthen police-community relations.

 

Local leaders look into a future with legal marijuana

Late in June, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that will allow adults to buy recreational marijuana beginning the first day of 2020. Realistically, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to walk into a cannabis dispensary on Jan. 1 and walk out with a bag of buds.
 

H-F grad works his way to Stanford through PSC

Prairie State College made a difference in the life of Homewood resident Cahron Cross, who this fall will be enrolled at Stanford University, one of the nation's top institutions of higher education.
 

Homewood residents offer ideas, urge village to fight redevelopment project

From the perspective of Homewood officials and residents at a special board of trustees meeting Thursday, July 18, the proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club appears to be a doubly bad deal: a big loss and a bad gain.

The loss would be a historic country club and nearly 130 acres of open land. The gain would be a fulfillment center, but it comes with a significant increase in truck traffic.

New police, fire, public works vehicles for Homewood

The police, fire and public works departments will be getting new trucks in Homewood after the board approved leases at its July 23 meeting. Public works will replace its engineering division’s 2008 Ford Explorer and street division’s 2006 plow truck, also through a separate purchasing cooperative. 
 

Calumet Country Club disconnect petition prompts Homewood officials to act

A redevelopment plan for the historic Calumet Country Club on Homewood's north side has village officials and residents alarmed.

The current proposal by Diversified Partners CRE, which has a contract to purchase the golf course at 2136 175th St., would redevelop the property as a transportation and distribution center that could have more than 300 trucks per day going in and out, according to Homewood officials.

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