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The State of Golf project — How you can help make it happen

September 05, 2021 - 20:49
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The controversy surrounding the sale and proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club showed one thing with some clarity: Golf courses matter to our community, even to non-golfers.

As was pointed out a number of times during the Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission hearing, Calumet Country Club represents a significant portion of the open land greenspace in the village.

Auditorium grant will enable renovations to begin

August 30, 2021 - 21:00
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As the Homewood Arts Council’s new lease for use of the village hall auditorium begins, village officials are looking ahead to the beginning of big improvements for the facility and the possibility that they will bolster the downtown economy.

State Rep. Thadeus Jones helped secure a $500,000 grant that will enable the village to begin redeveloping the auditorium on the east side of village hall. The 1939 facility needs significant updating in order to serve as an arts and entertainment center.

Page 2: Downtown Homewood is about to change

August 03, 2021 - 11:29
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The demise of the vacant Triumph Building is near. 

Demolition is expected to proceed in coming weeks as the longtime retail center at the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue makes way for a four story residential structure with a ground floor restaurant.

The final approval was granted at the Homewood Board of Trustees regular meeting on July 27.

Subscribers make a difference in local news coverage (free content)

April 12, 2021 - 20:28
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Dear subscribers,

You are making a difference.

Here's a great example. The proposed Calumet Country Club redevelopment is an important matter to our community.

Replacing a golf course with a trucking hub could affect residents of Homewood, Hazel Crest, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor and other nearby communities.

Community unites to oppose redevelopment project

April 09, 2021 - 13:58
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The process of considering rezoning requests for the Calumet Country Club redevelopment project was one for the history books.

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld, who has been involved in village government since the mid-1970s, said the community response to the proposed redevelopment of the country club in February and March was more intense than anything he can remember. 

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