Suspects charged for smash-and-grab spree in H-F, other towns

Three suspects have been arrested and charged following a string of smash-and-grab incidents throughout the South Suburbs in recent weeks, Flossmoor police said Friday.
 

One man is facing felony charges in connection with smash-and-grab attacks in Flossmoor during the early morning hours on Dec. 1.

Pop culture trivia tournament Jan. 5 at H-F High

You may think your brain is cluttered with useless facts, but they could come in handy at the second annual Pop Culture Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The contest, hosted by H-F’s Scholastic Bowl team, starts at 8:45 a.m. in the H-F South Building.
 

Townhomes to be developed in Homewood village hall lot

Homewood will sell a portion of the village hall parking lot for the development of town homes after the village board approved the measure at its Dec. 11 board meeting.
 
The land near the corner of Chestnut Road and Harwood Avenue will be purchased by 107 Highwood Holdings for $355,000.
 

Homewood tax levy increases 3.59 percent

The Homewood village board approved a 3.59 percent increase in the real estate tax levy over the previous year at its Dec. 11 meeting. The board also witnessed the swearing in of Patrick McAneny, the new assistant director of public works.

Residents share in holiday festivities at Flossmoor Winterfest

Winterfest in Flossmoor on Dec. 8 seemed to have something for everyone, with activities ranging from Christmas storytime with Mayor Paul Braun to the start of the season’s business scavenger hunt and a tour of local “gingerbread lady” Janet Gustafson’s homemade sugary wonderland.

H-F falls to Bloom in tight game Friday

Bloom High School squeezed by Homewood-Flossmoor High’s Vikings 57-53 in a heated rematch. 

Miller calls for new county CPR/AED training awareness program

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller is sponsoring a resolution to develop a countywide CPR/AED training awareness campaign.

CPR refers to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a first aid procedure to help people whose heart has stopped. AED stands for automated external defibrillator, a device that can help restart the heart.

 

Police: Bomb threats received Thursday by 2 Homewood business not credible

Two Homewood businesses received bomb threats on Thursday, Dec. 13, but police said the threats do no appear to be credible.

Both threats were delivered via email and contained a demand for payment, according to Homewood police.

Police received the first report at about 1:15 p.m. regarding a threat against a business in the 18800 block of Dixie Highway.

At 1:55 p.m. another threat was reported regarding a business in the 3200 block of 183rd Street.

66 H-F seniors named Illinois State Scholars

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior class has 66 students selected as 2019 Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission selects these students based on their academic achievements. View this year's honorees.

H-F students get social media safety tips from retired detective

Retired police detective Richard Wistocki spoke to student assemblies at Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, discussing the potential dangers of social media, especially when encountering people looking to take advantage of them. Wistocki talked on one of the biggest dangers teens face, "sextortion," the threat to use sexual images of young people to exploit them.

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