Monday, December 31, 2012
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Homewood or Flossmoor (or both), what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Homewood and Flossmoor to make it an even better place to live? Perhaps you would like to see more diversity in downtown local businesses. Maybe you the local elections in spring are on your mind. How about crime, or education? What is on your H-F wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Help us prioritize Patch submitted questions from Patch readers for Homewood's Village President Richard Hofeld.
We asked our H-F Patch Facebook friends for questions for Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld. Now, we need your help to prioritize them. While we'd love to ask Hofeld every question, he's got things to do, including a village to run. All are invited to vote in our poll below to help us decide which questions are the most pressing. Here's what we've got so far. Please offer additional suggestions in the comment section. Which questions would you like Hofeld to answer?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
In this installment of "Minutes with the Mayor," Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun gives some insight into the village's environmental conscience.
Patch gathered questions from readers, for Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun. Now, Patch will regularly air a series of video responses to the questions readers voted as most pressing. In this edition, Braun responds to the question: How Green is Flossmoor? Transcript: We’re kind of excited about that. This past year, we’ve had a total of about $300,000 in green friendly grants. We received a grant from Cook County—from the Cook County Energy Efficiency Program—and that $100,000 was used to replace the boiler here in the village hall. This was a boiler that was about 35-40 years old, and we’ve increased the efficiency with this unit by about 25 percent. We also were successful in receiving a $200,000 grant from DCEO (Department of Commerce and …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The village announced the new slogan this week, along with an entire marketing campaign featuring a newly planned public art exhibition and social media integration.
Homewood Marketing Director Rachael Jones announced the new Homewood slogan to 150 local business leaders during Tuesday morning’s 15th annual economic development breakfast. Beyond the new slogan is a comprehensive marketing strategy involving a united local business window cling-on campaign, a series of local promotional videos and even a public art exhibition sometime next year. The exhibition will offer residents and artists the ability to decorate fiberglass map marker icons based on the new logos, similar to the “Cows on Parade” initiative in Chicago some years ago. The artwork will eventually be placed in prominent spaces throughout the village. Residents can also be on the look out for street banners popping up sometime this summer…
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A look back on some of last week's top articles.
Annette Rickerson, involved in many civic efforts, served as board secretary for the Tinley Park Park District for 44 years and was there when it came to life in her living room. This past weekend's holiday festivities in Homewood didn't only shine a little Christmas spirit for local residents, they also brought some early gifts of support to area nonprofits. The fiscal year 2012 mid-year review for theVillage of Flossmoor gave no real surprises -- though there was extensive conversation about the health of the water and sewer fund. At a Village of Flossmoor meeting Monday, Dec. 5, Mayor Paul Braun and other officials congratulated local staff for their hard work on the annual Winterfest. Village of Flossmoor trustees unanimously …