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Homewood OKs building upgrade

Updated: February 20, 2014 6:39AM



Homewood trustees have approved spending $15,976 from one of the village’s special taxing districts to help make improvements to a commercial building at 18033 Dixie Highway.

Building owner Bill Frank plans several improvements, including electrical, plumbing and tuck-pointing work, making a bathroom accessible to the disabled and upgrading the fire alarm system, said Paula Wallrich, the village’s community development director.

Fenton Window Coverings had occupied the building for more than 40 years before moving out in April.

At Tuesday night’s village board meeting, it also was announced that Springleaf Financial Services of Illinois will relocate four blocks south to 18230 Halsted St. Springleaf will occupy 2,200 square feet of recently renovated space in a strip mall that also has as tenants Pearle Vision, JJ Fish and Homewood Liquor and Deli.

Verinda Magee Dawson will open Little Hearts Learning Center, 3355 W. 183rd St. The day care center will accommodate up to 50 children and have eight employees, said Dawson, who now runs a day care center from her Matteson home.



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