Village of Homewood

Homewood trustees call special meeting to discuss Calumet Country Club

Homewood trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to provide an update to the community on the propose redevelopment of Calumet Country Club, 175th Street and Dixie Highway. 

The meeting will be held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road.

Damp weather doesn't dampen fun at Homewood's Giant Block Party

There were sprinkles of rain in the air off and on during the afternoon, but area families forged ahead, enjoying the music, food and activities during Homewood's annual Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Photos by Marilyn Thomas (MT) and Eric Crump (EC) / H-F Chronicle.

New signs remind drivers to stop — and save

The village of Homewood has a deal for motorists who travel through three intersections in town. Heed a sign and save money.

Last week the village installed five signs that read, "Complete Stop FREE/Rolling Stop $164.00/Your Choice."

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.

Homewood asks residents to email officials for train station funding

Homewood officials are asking residents for help to ensure funding for the village’s train station renovation, which they say is being challenged by Chicago. The village is asking residents to email a letter to CMAP officials urging them to keep the original funding methodology. Get a copy of the letter here.
 
 

Homewood board denounces trucking center plans

Editor's note: This is the third story in a series exploring the proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club.
 
The Homewood Board of Trustees have denounced plans for a trucking center development in place of the Calumet Country Club.
 
During a special meeting July 18, board members and Mayor Rich Hofeld were in agreement that the proposed plans by Arizona-based Diversified Partners CRE would be too intense for the area.
 

Homewood residents offer ideas, urge village to fight redevelopment project

From the perspective of Homewood officials and residents at a special board of trustees meeting Thursday, July 18, the proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club appears to be a doubly bad deal: a big loss and a bad gain.

The loss would be a historic country club and nearly 130 acres of open land. The gain would be a fulfillment center, but it comes with a significant increase in truck traffic.

New police, fire, public works vehicles for Homewood

The police, fire and public works departments will be getting new trucks in Homewood after the board approved leases at its July 23 meeting. Public works will replace its engineering division’s 2008 Ford Explorer and street division’s 2006 plow truck, also through a separate purchasing cooperative. 
 

Police to conduct drill Thursday at Willow School in Homewood

Homewood officials urge residents near Willow School in Homewood not to call 911 if they see police presence in the area on Thursday morning.

The Homewood Police Department, in cooperation with School District 153, will conduct a critical incident drill from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 25, at the school, 1804 Willow Road.

Homewood police units will respond to a staged incident with assistance from neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Developer proposes annexing Calumet Country Club to Hazel Crest to enable development of trucking center

Homewood trustees will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, to discuss a developer's proposal to convert Calumet Country Club into a trucking center.

In December 2018, Diversified Partners CRE, a developer headquartered in Arizona, approached the village with a plan to develop a trucking facility at the northwest corner of Dixie Highway and 175th Street, which includes 116 acres in Homewood and 12 acres are in Hazel Crest. 

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