Homewood train station renovation project now fully funded

  This rendering shows how the renovated Homewood
Metra station may look.
 (Provided photo)


Homewood gardeners special efforts win Blue Ribbon, Beautification Awards

  The Stafford House at 18520 Dundee won a Blue
  Ribbon Award from the Homewood Beautification
(Provided photo)

Saturday’s soggy weather closes viaduct

The downpour Saturday evening closed the Dixie
Highway viaduct in Homewood and forced drivers
in Flossmoor to use only one lane of the
Flossmoor Road viaduct.


Parker cross country turns in historic season

Parker Junior High School cross country program
posted some of the best results it has ever achieved
earlier this month at the state meet in Normal.

White Pines fundraiser Oct. 29 at Portillo's

Proceeds from Portillo’s sales on Tuesday, Oct. 29,
will benefit the District 153 annual trip to
White Pines Nature Ranch.


Business and fashion success because of doors opened by women like Elizabeth Keckley

Editor's note: This story was provided by the Flossmoor Community Relations Committee. It is part of a series that paired local black-owned business people with their counterparts from history. This story features Brenda Livingston, owner of Maxine's Boutique, and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a 19th century dress maker.

What inspired you to start your business?

District 233 board deals with aftermath of video recording decision

Although the Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 board voted in September not to begin video recording board meetings, the issue emerged again at its meeting Tuesday in a debate about how to appropriately change meeting minutes.

Homewood approves recreational pot sales

  Homewood officials approved the sale of recreational
 marijuana when it becomes legal in 2020. Sales
will be limited to a specific commercial zone.


Pritzker, IDOT announce updated plan to rebuild Illinois roads, bridges

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday a new version of the multi-year plan for road and bridge projects across the state, which is the first to capture the historic impact of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

Ca-BOO-ret fundraiser returns to support Lighthouse LGBTQ

The Halloween-themed Ca-Boo-ret event on Friday
is a fundraiser for Lighthouse LGBTQ.



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