Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite several setbacks, the long-anticipated Homewood restaurant is officially opening its doors to the public this Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Cottage On Dixie owners Glenna and Dudley Elvery were kind enough to invite Patch over Monday night to get a sneak preview of the Southland’s newest fine dining experience. It certainly lived up to the hype. The restaurant is scheduled to open to the public for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 26, but don't expect to get in that easliy. General Manager Robert Burt says they've already secured over 200 reservations. If you're anxious to give it a try, he recommends calling at 708.798.8263 to book a table in advance. Here's some photos to give you a glimpse of what the interior of the restaurant looks like. We've got even more info on The Cottage on Dixie coming up later, so make sure to check back with Patch!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
What's selling? A single-family home on a one-quarter acre lot in Homewood sold for $97,000.
Monday, December 10, 2012
A preview of what's going to be discussed and voted on during Homewood's Dec. 11 village board meeting.
Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Casino Lobbyist Trustees will vote to hire Alfred G. Ronan, Ltd. to represent the village's interest in developing a joint casino with East Hazel Crest. The agreement specifies a one-year contract with the lobbyist beginning Jan. 1, 2013 at a rate of $3,000 per month. Tax Incentive Money for Future Downtown Homewood Hotel Dr. Claude Gendreau is requesting $900,000 from the village in tax incentive money to help rehabilitate his property at 2034 Ridge Road into a boutique downtown hotel. Gendreau is also requesting a Class 8 property tax designation for his future hotel. These designations are reserved for …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Check out some of the top Homewood-Flossmoor-centric pages available on Facebook.
The following list is in no particular order. Know a really great H-F related Facebook page missing from the list? Tell us in the comments section!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Help us prioritize Patch submitted questions from Patch readers for Homewood's Village President Richard Hofeld—or add your own!.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Decorating homes for Halloween is a full-time job for some of the most devoted homeowners in Homewood, who explain the dark joys of staging four of the best local lawn displays of the season.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Molly Horan
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Terrifying children isn't what they mean to do, especially since it is always the parents, they say, who drag their kids to the doorsteps of their homes. They are Homewood's most Halloween-obsessed, and their properties summon all to see their impressive grounds of guts and gore. Captivating crowds by the hundreds, their tireless and expensive efforts turn Halloween in Homewood from a holiday to an event. Proceeding with caution is wise for the faint of heart, but with fair warning, resistance is futile! Sampling the best Halloween decorations in Homewood is only beginning. Knowing each other's work, none of the four featured homeowners are eager to top the other—or will admit to any competitive drive. Even in the bloodiest scenes, it …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
McGrath took her oath of office at the Oct. 23 Village Board of Trustees meeting.
Denise McGrather, formerly detective sergeant for the Homewood Police Department, was officially sworn in as the village's first female deputy chief of police at the Oct. 23 Village of Homewood Board of Trustees meeting. Her appointment fills the vacancy left by Dale Gustafson when he retired in March. "It's exciting to have a new person aboard," Police Chief Larry Burnson said. "Deputy Chief Gustafson was the deputy chief for the entire time—I've been here 11 years, and he was deputy chief that entire time I was here. Deputy Chief Alcott has been deputy chief, now, for about two and a half years, so this is a brand new position to our administrative team, and I think it brings new ideas and excitement to the department." While McGrath …
Friday, August 10, 2012
On this week's edition of Patch Talk, Chicago Heights Patch Editor Chris Paicely and Homewood-Flossmoor Patch Editor Ryan Fitzpatrick talk about mysterious water bills and the quality standards of your average crayon.
Please feel free to leave feedback comments below and, as always, thanks for listening!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Homewood police reports, July 25 - 27
FRIDAY, JULY 27 Todd Butler, 22, of the 1800 block of Maple Road, Homewood, was charged with criminal damage to property at 12:15 a.m. after he put a hole in a bathroom door by punching it with his fist. Butler had reportedly been drinking before returning home to his parents’ house where he lives. He threw books, papers and CDs all over the house, according to the police report. He was also charged with resisting arrest, police said. THURSDAY, JULY 26 William Mustafaa, 27, 6222 S. Park Shore East Court, Chicago, was charged with felony possession of cannabis. Officers stopped the vehicle in which Mustafaa and a female passenger were riding at 2:05 p.m. because of reports of a “rolling domestic,” a fight inside a moving vehicle, police …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In attempt to address a slew of traffic complaints, we want to know what you think is the most dangerous intersection in town.
Earlier in the month, Patch published a story about a Flossmoor resident's concerns about speeding on Sterling Avenue. Just the other day, a Patch reader mentioned frustration over the intersection of Highland Avenue and Ridge Road and, before that, another complained about Chayes Court and Governors Highway. Needless to say, there’s a lot of concerns about local traffic, and that makes us curious. So we want to know, what do you think is the most dangerous intersection in both Homewood and Flossmoor? The results will be presented to both local governments. Like H-F Patch on Facebook.