Old Navy, Five Below stores coming to Halsted Street in Homewood

Homewood officials announced Monday, March 12, that two stores will be moving into the space in the Washington Park Plaza shopping center previously occupied by Joann Fabrics.

The space is being split in two. One side will be occupied by Old Navy, a clothing store for women, men, girls, boys and babies. The chain is owned by Gap Inc. The other side will host Five Below, a discount shop aimed at teens and pre-teens with merchandize that sells for $5 or less.

Tim Filkins promoted to sergeant with Flossmoor PD

Flossmoor Police Officer Tim Filkins, who last year arrested a bank robbery suspect who may have been on his way to commit another crime, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Filkins was officially sworn in as a sergeant at the Flossmoor Village Board meeting on March 5 at Village Hall.

Home rule question will be decided Tuesday

The Homewood home rule vote is Tuesday.

During the past five months, the issue has generated copious amounts of information and vigorous — sometimes contentious debate.

The village has published information about what home rule is and how village officials plan to use the authority if voters approve it.

H-F hockey team wins Hayes Cup

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School hockey team won both games with 3-2 scores to defeat Lake Central High in Indiana and walk away with top honors and the Hayes Cup on March 10.
 

Marian Catholic takes third place in IHSA basketball tourney

The Spartans gave their supporters a great season when they completed a 26-6 campaign Saturday, March 17, capped off by a 58-48 victory over North Chicago in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A third place game at the Peoria Civic Center.

Technology connects D153 students with classrooms around the world

Can you imagine Homewood students talking with students in Poland or Puerto Rico, or visiting the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland? Those are just a few of the 22 destinations students in Homewood District 153 have been able visit and learn about through Skype the past several months.

Park district budget shows future improvements

New carts for Coyote Run Golf Course, work to make the Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center accessible to people with disabilities and roof repairs at the H-F Ice Arena are included in the 2018-19 budget proposed by directors at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Man injured in Homewood traffic accident Thursday

A pedestrian was injured Thursday in a traffic accident along 183rd Street near Riegel Road in Homewood.

The victim, a man in his 60s, was struck by a single vehicle at about 2:56 p.m. on March 15, according to Homewood Deputy Police Chief Denise McGrath.

The vehicle traveled across a front yard and came to rest against a fence.

County committee advances bill despite Southland objection

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, March 14, approved an ordinance amendment that south suburban officials believe will have a devastating effect on the local economy.  

“It’s just very disappointing,” Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said. 

Elderly woman injured in purse snatching

The Homewood Police Department reported a purse snatching at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, in the vicinity of Center and Olive Roads. 

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