H-F track legend leaves legacy of mentorship

Bruce Keene is no longer running, but he is still making a difference in the world. The Homewood-Flossmoor High School track legend died on Oct. 28 after living 11 years with brain cancer. 

Flossmoor board hears plea for safe pedestrian route to Montessori

Attempting to walk to Flossmoor Montesorri School is dangerous, and nearly impossible.
 
That was Barbara Scully’s message to the Flossmoor Village Board at the Nov. 20 meeting.
 
“We’re trying to attract young people to Flossmoor,” said Scully, who has two grandchildren attending the Montessori school. “Young people want walkable communities.”
 

Homewood Police Department entrance project nearly done

  Village Engineer Max Massi confers Tuesday 
  morning with the landscaping crew putting the 
  finishing touches on the Homewood Police 

Local businesses invite shoppers for Small Business Saturday

Advocates for local businesses will have a chance to show their appreciation Saturday, Nov. 25, by starting their holiday shopping during Small Business Saturday.

Homewood takes on festive look

Public works crews and members of the Homewood Beautification Committee were at work Monday, Nov. 20, getting the village ready for the holidays.

Two new members join Homewood Library board

Two residents stepped forward to fill vacant seats on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees. Tom Nowak and Catherine Uecker were selected from a list of candidates who applied for the two spots. They were sworn in as trustees at the Nov. 15 meeting. 

Home rule proposal in Homewood discussed by District 161 board

Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members made no decision on whether to endorse a proposal for home rule status in the Village of Homewood.

At the board’s Nov. 13 meeting there was no indication of what action, if any, the board will take on a possible home rule referendum. Homewood trustees are expected to approve a March referendum on home rule at their Dec. 12 meeting. 
 

ComEd grant accelerates street light replacement in Homewood

The last of the LED lights in Homewood are expected to be installed by the end of the year thanks to a grant from Commonwealth Edison that provided funds to purchase new bulbs.
 

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