Homewood's $22.5 million budget for 2021-22 is expected to end up with a $75,000 surplus if all goes according to plan. The village board meeting Tuesday will begin with a public hearing to present the budget and allow the Board of Trustees to hear any public input on it.
A 13-year-old was injured by gunfire late Monday in the 18800 block of Castle Road in Homewood, according to police.
The teen was in a vehicle when the shots were fired and was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Police said a tan SUV was observed in the area.
In a parking lot close to Panozzo Funeral Home in Chicago Heights on Saturday, Flossmoor Deputy Police Chief Clint Wagner prepared to say good-bye to a friend, Chicago Heights Police Officer Gary Hibbs.
As members of the Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society, Wagner and Michael Pulec, retired Flossmoor police chief, played the Irish songs so many love.
Hibbs, a 25-year veteran of the force, died March 12, eight days after he collapsed while on duty responding to a domestic disturbance call.
With only Mayor Richard Hofeld and Village Manager Jim Marino in the room, the Homewood village board held a meeting March 24. Trustees and Village Clerk Marilyn Thomas attended via conference call through a speaker.
The meeting was conducted via amended rules approved by Governor JB Pritzker because of the COVID-19 regulations. Trustees are allowed to vote without being physically present.
No residents attended the meeting.
Homewood police officers responded at about 11:20 a.m. on Friday to a report of shots fired near 187th Street and Center Avenue.
Investigating officers found shell casings in the vicinity but did not locate anyone who might have been a victim or perpetrator.