home rule

Groups differ on outside influence of Homewood referendum

April 01, 2018 - 14:35
0 comments
Home rule supporters in Homewood decried the “outside influences” they say affected the referendum proposal after village residents rejected it in the March 20 election. Groups lobbying residents to vote against the measure disagree.
 
The referendum failed with about seven in 10 voters casting ballots against home rule. A similar margin was against home rule during a 2004 referendum, as well.
 

NIU professor: Home rule decision hinges on benefits, trust

March 04, 2018 - 10:11
0 comments

Michael Peddle started his home rule presentation on Feb. 25 by declaring that he intentionally had violated his usual policy and had not done his homework on the specifics of the issue before Homewood voters March 20.

"I want to be able to speak to you on home rule as a concept, the pros and cons," he said. "I have no idea whether I would vote for or against home rule in Homewood."

‘Vote No’ home rule forum March 4

February 19, 2018 - 21:26
0 comments
The Vote No Home Rule Homewood committee is organizing a 2 p.m. March 4 forum on home rule at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 
Organizers say speakers will outline the negative impact of home rule. Addressing the audience will be Thomas Joseph, government affairs director for Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, and Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America.
 

Flossmoor resident supports Homewood home rule

February 18, 2018 - 09:51
0 comments
Viewpoint: 
The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Dynamic. Visionary. Proactive. Futuristic. Thriving. Growing. Innovative. Forward thinking. Risk-taking. Fluid. Creative. Open-minded. Accessible. Business-friendly. Trusted. Warm. Welcoming. 
 
These are a few words I think best describe Homewood.

My family has lived in Flossmoor for almost 50 years. My husband grew up in Homewood. We moved back to Flossmoor from Chicago almost 10 years ago. 
 

Home rule forum Feb. 25 hosted by League of Women Voters

February 09, 2018 - 22:42
0 comments
The League of Women Voters Homewood-Flossmoor area is hosting an informational meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, addressing the Village of Homewood’s home rule proposal.

Homewood voters will consider the question in the March 20 election whether to approve home rule authority for the village. For more information about the issue, visit www.hfchronicle.com/tag/home-rule.
 

Pages

Subscribe to home rule