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Christmas night vandals deface Homewood’s downtown

[Update Dec. 30: Police announce arrests in the case.]

On Christmas night, at least two people spray-painted graffiti on a home, utility boxes and multiple businesses in Homewood along Morris Avenue, Martin Avenue, Ridge Road and 183rd Street, according to Homewood police.

Sometime after 10 p.m. on Dec. 25, the offenders sprayed white scribbles and lettering on a residence in the 18300 block of Morris Avenue, utility boxes in the 18100 block of Martin Avenue and businesses along Ridge Road and 183rd Street.

Let the holidays begin! The 2018 Chronicle Holiday Guide calendar

Throughout the month of December, the Homewood-Flossmoor community comes together in dozens of ways to celebrate the holiday season. Let the Chronicle’s calendar be your guide!

Mayor’s Arctic Dip will remember Hofeld’s fall, benefit humane society

In a tongue-in-check homage to Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld's harrowing plunge into an icy Izaak Walton lake, the village will host the Mayor’s Arctic Dip to benefit the South Suburban Humane Society on Jan. 12.

H-F community chosen to pilot plant-based nutrition course

People interested in learning about plant-based nutrition have a new opportunity to expand their knowledge in coming weeks. Prompted by requests from the local vegan/vegetarian group Vegging Out, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will a five-week online course provided by PlantPure, an organization that promotes plant-based diet.

District 233 member says board needs to reorganize to improve communications

At its recent meeting, District 233 school board heard a proposal from board member Annette Bannon to change the operating structure of the school board by removing committees. Right now, the board's business flows through three committees that examine issues of Planning, Finance and Personnel. The work of each three-member committee is subsequently reported to the full seven-member board, but Bannon said the committees' minutes don’t provide her with enough context. 

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