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Bus safety video to be unveiled at village board meeting Tuesday

Homewood Police Chief Bill Alcott will present a new public service video at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. The video, produced by the village in collaboration with Homewood School District 153, is aimed at improving safety around school buses. A group of Willow School kindergarten graduates star in the video.

Improvements made, tax incentive approved for Homewood property

The Homewood Village Board approved a Class 8 tax designation Tuesday for a Shell gas station and strip mall at the intersection of Ridge Road and Halsted Street after delaying the move last month. The incentive was on the agenda at the board’s Jan. 22 meeting. Trustee Jay Heiferman raised the idea then of asking the business owner, listed on the renewal application as Waseem Ahmed, to make improvements to the property before the board renewed the measure.
 

Property tax relief request returns to Homewood trustees agenda

A request for Class 8 property tax relief will be back on the Homewood Board of Trustees agenda Tuesday after being deferred at the board's previous meeting. The request for a Class 8 designation renewal by Zainab Inc., owner of the gas station and business strip at 17945 Halsted St. was deferred when Trustee Jay Heiferman suggested the village ask the property owner to address maintenance issues.
 

Homewood approves tax break for new restaurant

The Homewood village board, at its Sept. 25 meeting, passed a resolution supporting a Class 8 tax incentive for a property at 1941 Ridge Road. The property is expected to be the location of a new restaurant. Trustee Lisa Purcell abstained from voting because she has an ownership interest in the property.
 

County committee advances bill despite Southland objection

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, March 14, approved an ordinance amendment that south suburban officials believe will have a devastating effect on the local economy.  

“It’s just very disappointing,” Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said. 

South Suburbs fighting Cook County on proposed change to financial incentive

South suburban officials are raising their voices against a proposed change by Cook County to the Class 8 and other tax exemption that would force contractors to pay a prevailing wage on business work sites.

Flossmoor board endorses property tax break for new orthodontist office

An orthodontist practice that is relocating to downtown Flossmoor earned support for its tax reduction bid from the Flossmoor Village Board of Trustees at its Feb. 5 meeting.
 

Approval likely for tax break extension at Flossmoor’s Ingalls facility

Flossmoor village board members are expected to approve an additional property tax break for the local Ingalls Family Care Center. Following a presentation Monday by two Ingalls officials, there were no objections to a continuation of the Family Care Center's Class 8 tax incentive.

Homewood backs property tax reduction for new Krispy Kreme site

By a 5 to 1 vote, Homewood trustees approved a resolution Tuesday, June 28, in support of Class 8 property tax relief for the site where Krispy Kreme will be building a doughnut shop this summer.

Walmart wins Class 8 tax break, gets tough questions from Homewood residents

Walmart is coming to Homewood. But the retail giant's reception will be mixed at best, if the prevailing views expressed at the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday are any indication. (Story updated at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday)

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