Homewood crash

Crash victim identified as Country Club Hills man

July 27, 2021 - 14:38

This story was updated at 9:43 p.m. July 27 with additional details.

The 24-year-old man who died in an early morning weekend crash has been identified as Leland D. Jones Jr. of County Club Hills, according to a spokeswoman from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Around 5 a.m. on July 24, Jones was driving his maroon 2016 Chevrolet Malibu west on 187th Street near Loomis Avenue in Homewood when his vehicle hit a tree.

Intersection vehicle crash pushes into restaurant parking lot

June 14, 2021 - 17:08

Six vehicles — three of them in a parking lot — were involved in a crash at the intersection of 175th Street and Dixie Highway on June 11, sending one person to the hospital.

According to Homewood police, around 6:30 p.m. a vehicle traveling westbound on 175th Street proceeded to turn left onto southbound Dixie Highway when it crashed into a vehicle headed eastbound on 175th Street.

That vehicle was pushed, causing collisions among four other vehicles. 

Homewood trustees approve traffic study of 183rd Street

February 10, 2021 - 20:28

Officials in Homewood are taking steps to make a contentious road safer for drivers and residents, approving a traffic study of 183rd Street at the Feb. 9 village board meeting.

“This is something that is obviously needed,” Trustee Barbara Dawkins said. “It is addressing the concerns of a lot of our residents that not only live on 183rd but in and around that area. That can be a pretty dangerous stretch.”

No injuries reported in Sunday evening Ridge Road crash

October 19, 2020 - 15:51

Homewood police report that no one was injured in a crash on Ridge Road on Sunday evening.

At about 5:27 p.m. an eastbound Toyota Avalon struck two vehicles that were parked on the south side of the street near the intersection with Gladville Avenue. The parked vehicles were unoccupied.

The driver of the Toyota Avalon was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said. 


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