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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. 

Forging a stronger school district within the crucible of COVID

April 08, 2021 - 16:18
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School boards have been challenged this year in a whole new way. When we made the decision to close schools on March 13, 2020, ahead of the governor’s decision to do so, we never imagined that our year would be full of so many twists and turns.

Working on bills to ease trailer fees, help bolster teaching ranks

April 07, 2021 - 13:34
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As we head into the warmer spring weather of April, I am excited to be telling you about how we are working on actual legislation in Springfield. We are still very mindful of taking proper precautions during the pandemic, but we are able to work together at the Capitol for the first time in a year and move important issues forward.

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