Monday, May 20, 2013
Bios Life, located at 18129 Dixie Highway, closed up shop and now the location is up for lease. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
Along Dixie Highway, there are numerous businesses in the Homewood-Flossmoor area, but there are also many spaces along the roadway that sit vacant. One such location is the former Bios Life at 18129 Dixie Highway. The location, which features a glass storefront and a shared entrance with a salon, has street parking, counter space and floor space for retail displays or desks for an office setting. The location could be the home of a new retail location, an business office or some sort of small, take out restaurant. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Let us know in the comments below. For leasing information about the location, call 630-930-3729. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Friday, May 17, 2013
The 10th Annual Railroad Heritage Day celebration is this Sunday, May 19, at the Homewood Auditorium. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The village of Homewood has a rich railway history and to celebrate, the village is hosting its 10th Annual Railroad Heritage Day on Sunday, May 19. The event will take place at the Homewood Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, and will feature interactive displays, a chance for attendees to listen in on actual railroad switching conversations and more. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free to attend and open to all ages. The event will also feature Little Obie, a scale model of a Canadian National locomotive, that children will be able to ride. Canadian National is Homewood's resident railway and will also have several prototype railway equipment pieces on display along Harwood Avenue, as well. For additional information please …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Little Colony vacated the space at 18360 Governors Highway and now the storefront needs a new business to call the space home. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
The Cherry Creek Plaza is home to several businesses that serve the Homewood-Flossmoor community, from Starbucks to Panera and several local shops as well. However, there's plenty of open space in the plaza, waiting for the right business to come along and call it home. One such location is the former home of The Little Colony, located at 18360 Governors Highway. The location was a children's and linens store, but now sits vacant and ready to lease. The space features a glass-fronted store and plenty of room for new signage, along with ample parking. A sign on the door says the space can be used for retail, medical or office use, and Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Could a small retail store make the space work, or would an …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Starting on May 15, both Homewood and Flossmoor residents will not be allowed to water their lawns for most of the day, until September 15.
Crimp your hose, Homewood-Flossmoor area residents, water restrictions are returning. Beginning on Wednesday, May 15, residents in both villages will need to begin following their respective village's water conservation rules. In Homewood, residents are not allowed to use sprinklers to water their lawns or shrubs, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 15 to September 15. However, watering systems such as low-volume drip, spray or bubble emitters, or hand-held hoses are allowed. Flossmoor residents must follow similar rules for the village's lawn sprinkling ban, which also goes into effect May 15. Residents must not water their lawns from noon to 6 p.m. Until September 15, as well. For more information about both village's watering …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in Homewood today.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Homewood today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Homewood Baseball and Softball organization will hold its opening day parade, festivities and first games on Saturday, April 20. The all-day event kicks off at 11 a.m., with opening games taking place at 1:15 p.m.
Spring time is here and with it comes the start of baseball season. Local children are getting ready to lace up their cleats, strap on their batting gloves and step up to the plate at local fields across the area. On Saturday, April 20, the Homewood Baseball and Softball will kick off its season with its annual parade and opening day ceremonies, along with a full slate of games. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and will begin at Richard D. Irwin Park, before heading down Ridge Road to the Izaak Walton Baseball Fields. The parade will force the closure of Ridge Road from Gottschalk Avenue and Highland Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until after the parade. The parade is expected to bring out more than 700 players to participate, …
Monday, April 15, 2013
What type of restaurant should go in the vacant space at 730 Ridge Road?
The Homewood-Flossmoor area is a hub of restaurants, businesses and commerce—but there are still some spots that are empty, like the vacant restaurant space at 730 Ridge Road. The location, which is currently for sale for $185,000, features a fully equipped bar and restaurant set-up, along with ample customer parking. Sitting on a 15,000-square-foot lot, the building itself is 3,010 square feet and is currently bank-owned. Patch wants to know: What Should Go here? Should a mom and pop local restaurant fill the space or would a major chain be better? Let us know in the comments below.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Find out what's falling out of Redbox kiosks in the area most frequently this week, March 30- April 6.
Thinking of staying in tonight? Maybe renting a movie? Homewood-Flossmoor Patch is showing off the top Redbox DVD rentals in town this week! These popular flicks might be hard to find. Here are the films that topped the list in the week of March 30-April 6.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Stacey McHale, 36, had pulled to the side of the Tri-State Tollway in 2010 to check on a flat tire when she was struck and killed by a truck, according to a report.
The family of a Homewood woman killed on the Tri-State Tollway in 2010 has received an $8 million verdict in their favor, Sun-Times Media reports. Stacey McHale, 36, of Homewood, had pulled to the side the tollway on Feb. 15, 2010 because of a flat tire, according to the report. While checking the tire, the mother of two children was struck and killed by a semi truck. A Cook County jury awarded the figured in a case that includes defendants Transfreight LLC and Kiswani Trucking Inc. Follow Homewood-Flossmoor Patch on Facebook.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Authorities say Blake Springsteen of unincorporated Cook County beat and stabbed his mother before leaving her in a ditch in Crete. He is due in Chicago bond court Saturday.
An unincorporated Cook County man accused of stuffing his mother in a car trunk and stabbing her is expected to appear in a downtown Chicago bond court on Saturday. Blake Springsteen, 22, was charged with attempted murder on Friday. Cook County authorities allege Springsteen bound his mother, drove her to Crete in the trunk of his car, stabbed her multiple times and left her in a ditch in Crete on Monday. Springsteen was apprehended Thursday night by Flossmoor police after a tip from a local resident helped end a four-day manhunt. Area police released a notice to residents Monday night that they were searching for a "dangerous" man involved in a domestic violence incident. On Thursday, police announced Springsteen's arrest. He remains in …