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What Would You Improve in H-F in 2013?

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?

Tell us in the comment section below!

Marie B. January 05, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Finally!!!! Thank you, Wags69 for your comment "There's nothing wrong with Homewood and Flossmoor today that couldn't be fixed by a small group of committed citizens..." Before buying my home in Flossmoor, we considered moving to Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Downers, Naperville and Frankfort; because they're not in Cook County with the high taxes! My husband and I chose Flossmoor/Homewood because of its history of good schools for our kids and the family-oriented community. What would I change? 1) Residents to stop complaining or making excuses & help make a change! 2) Stop blaming Truant or Police Officers & make the parents babysit their own kids! 3) Attend Board Meetings, voice your complaint, sign petitions for more officers 4) Project your investments & stop allowing your neighbors to be victimized 5) HF Community Neighborhood Watch Organizers 6) Residents/parents should volunteer to help the school districts 7) Help enforce the laws that streets are for vehicles, not teenagers walking in the middle of it or playing basketball/football in the middle of them...use your driveway 8) HF should hire Community Officers so the Police Officers can focus on crime 9) Add street lights in the residential areas/subdivisions where crime increased 10) Parents stop socializing when dropping off/picking up kids can reduce accidents
Mr Who January 05, 2013 at 06:36 PM
My question is is Butch and Banya moved and don't like HF that much then why do you want to bother the community members trying to have a meaningful discussion about OUR community. You did not like it here. You moved. Ok then let it go.
BUTCH January 05, 2013 at 08:33 PM
@Mr Who it IS your residents REAL ESTATE red liners and HS students that have done their best to destabilize MY Shangra-la, read what Juvenal the Poet, Ts Mom and baby boomer are also saying we are the voices trying to improve HOME SWEET HOMEWOOD and Flossmoor which is the topic. KENNY MOVED and stated some of his reasons why,Ron REAL ESTATE moved an office and lies why! Ts MOM and I are NOT going to move it is out of our hands thanks to u and your meaningful lack of anything worthwhile, U should be proud to live in a community that will soon be toast if the likes of u continue to do something meaningful, Alec could not have done it better. What is meaningful
BUTCH January 06, 2013 at 08:07 PM
I think the politically correct will close this thread if it hasn't it must be edited by WEXLER REALTY
Mary-Jo January 06, 2013 at 11:01 PM
AGREE! HF is different than it was for us who grew up here, but we all still love it. All areas have changed...the world has changed. I think Butch and Kenny would be unhappy wherever they lived. Criticism should be coupled with suggestions for positive change. Just plain complaining is lazy and comes off as rather dim.

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