10/22/2021 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

October 21, 2021 - 22:52

MAYOR'S HOURS - Flossmoor Mayor Michelle Nelson will be at Village Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday to meet with residents, answer questions and address concerns.

NATURE WALK - Homewood Science Center hosts its annual Walk Walton event from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve. This year enjoy a Nature Scavenger Hunt, Explorer Backpack for Kids, Animals in Fall exhibit, Fantastic Fall Trees exhibit, a Pumpkin Patch, and doughnuts and hot drinks. Tickets are $10.

Coyote Run Golf Course continues to see increase in rounds played

October 21, 2021 - 07:57

Enthusiasm for golf remains high at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor.

Tom Denklau, golf course manager, reported to the H-F Park District’s board of commissioners that Coyote Run’s number of rounds was up 23.2% year-to-date through August. That’s a higher number than the 11.3% national trend increase reported by the National Golf Foundation. Coyote Run in August was up 20.4% over 2017-2019 August averages.

Homewood-East Hazel Crest site still in running for south suburban casino

October 20, 2021 - 22:41

It's down to two.

Wind Creek Illinois, which hopes to build a casino on property in Homewood and East Hazel Crest, made the cut on Wednesday as the Illinois Gaming Board continued the process of selecting a site for a south suburban casino.

Also still in the running is a proposed casino in Matteson that would be operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Proposals for sites in Calumet City and Lynwood were eliminated by the board.


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