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Amazing gingerbread houses bring joy to holiday visitors

In May, Christmas is the last thing on most people’s minds, but for Janet Gustafson it’s when the wheels start turning about her massive gingerbread village. ​She’s been creating the display for decades.

Judge grants Homewood's request, orders Harvey to assess, repair water system

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Pantle ruled last week that Harvey must pay for an assessment of its water system and make necessary repairs at the request of Homewood and other downstream towns.
 
The Dec. 6 court order is the latest development in a more than four year back-and-forth between Harvey and the municipalities to which it sells water. 
 

Hofeld rescued after falling through nature preserve ice

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld is recovering Monday after falling through some ice rescuing his dog Sunday.

According to a village statement, Hofeld and and his wife were walking with their dogs in a nature preserve when one walked onto an iced-over lake. He went after the dog and attempted to rescue it and both fell through the ice.

According to published reports, the incident took place at Homewood’s Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, which has a lake and several ponds. 

Home rule ordinances top the Homewood trustees agenda Tuesday

Trustees will consider five ordinances that, if adopted, would: 
  • Place the question before voters in the March 20 consolidated election whether to grant the village home rule authority

Homewood schools take long view with five-year plan

Homewood District 153 is preparing a path to the future through a new five-year strategic plan.
The process began this school year with more than 400 responses to a survey, answered primarily by parents. 
 
  • 85 percent believed children in the district are receiving a good education for their tax dollars
  • Mandated classes in math, English and science were considered most important. with fine arts and foreign language in second place

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