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Alleged Dollar Tree store robber arrested in Markham

Homewood police have arrested the man they believe was the offender in an armed robbery of the Dollar Tree store in Homewood on April 6. Jonathan Payne, 18, of Hazel Crest, was arrested on April 10 in Markham, according to Homewood police. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of armed robbery.

 

Homewood approves budget with $500K surplus

The Homewood village board approved a budget with a surplus of more than $500,000 at its April 9 meeting. The allocation for the 2019-2020 fiscal year includes an operating budget of $32,123,159 and a capital budget of $3,085,264. With expected revenues, that results in a surplus of $538,735. The budget can be amended, as necessary, throughout the year.

Manicured gardens burst with simple beauty

Just one look and you can see the planning that went into the garden areas around Chris Steiner’s Flossmoor home. Ornamental trees and leafy hostas line the walkway. Rows of perennial plants are abundant but well maintained.

H-F senior holds national record at California track and field meet

Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior Quinton Stringfellow set a new school record and holds a national wind-legal outdoor record in the long jump competition at the ASICS Mount Carmel Invitational in San Diego March 23.

Native gardens an Illinois insects’ paradise

Heather Poppe’s native garden has grown over her 17 years of living in Homewood. Poppe, who works as a caregiver, said she loves growing her favorites — echinacea, milkweed, asters, goldenrod, liatris and Joe pye weed — from seed.

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