Potential sales tax for schools, library, parks approved in Homewood

The Homewood Village Board, at its Jan. 23 meeting, approved a 0.25 percent sales tax should the home rule referendum be approved by voters in March. 
The tax bump aims to help other taxing bodies in the village with limited abilities to increase revenue. 
 

Homewood police seek information about daytime burglaries

Homewood police are seeking information about two daytime residential burglaries that occurred Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 in the Governors Park neighborhood.

The break-ins happened in the 17600 block of Rockwell Avenue and the 2200 block of Hawthorne Road. Both burglaries occurred between late morning and early evening, according to police. No one was home at either residence. 

Land bank authority eyes redevelopment of three Homewood buildings

Homewood Village Board members approved an intergovernmental agreement with the South Suburban Land Bank Development Authority at their Jan. 23 meeting, setting in motion a process to redevelop three vacant properties. The board also approved variances for Freddy's Frozen Custard, which plans to open a restaurant on Halsted Street later this year.

Homewood library exhibit will help kids make sense of dollars and cents

The Homewood Public Library will be hosting a special exhibit in April to help kids ages 10 to 16 better understand how to make sound decisions when it comes to dollars and cents.
 

Flossmoor sets forums for tax increase proposal

Before voters go to the polls March 20, administrators at the Village of Flossmoor have set two informational meetings to give insights into the reasons for the proposed sales tax increase.

The meetings will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

The Homewood Farmers Market is back for its winter season

Baked goods, seasonal produce, collectibles and crafts are back. The Homewood Indoor Farmers Market is about to begin its fourth season.

Registration open for Homewood and Flossmoor youth baseball and softball leagues

The first pitch of opening day is still a few months away, but youth baseball organizations and players are already gearing up for the season to start with registrations and winter workouts.

Homewood Baseball and Softball hosts 10 or more divisions of baseball, softball or T-ball play. The organization is holding two registration sessions in coming weeks at Willow School, 1804 Willow Road.

Cece Belue serving on Homewood library board

Cece Belue took her seat on the Homewood Public Library’s board at the Jan. 17 meeting. Belue said she stepped forward to take on the position because “it’s an opportunity for me to serve the community in a different capacity.” She is volunteering with the District 153 PTA as fundraising chair and serves with a number of other organizations.

Community supports student orchestra through H-F auction

The community came out for a good time on Saturday, Jan. 20, and to offer support for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra and Symphonia Orchestra as students prepare for their trip to Germany.
 
A live and silent auction helped raise funds to cover a portion of the cost for the students. Guests enjoyed a selection of German foods and desserts. The orchestra played several selections, and the band Staff Infection, made up of H-F teachers, also took the stage.
 

Homewood trustees to consider resolution on proposed home rule sales tax

Homewood trustees will consider a resolution at their Tuesday board meeting confirming the village's intention to distribute 100 percent of a proposed sales tax hike to other local taxing districts.

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