Walk Walton fundraiser: Homewood Science Center to host fall festival at Izaak Walton Preserve

Fresh air, fun science and a chance to help the Homewood Science Center continue to grow. That's what Walk Walton, a PopUp Science fundraiser, has to offer area residents from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Walk Walton will be the HSC's first fall festival. The event will be an opportunity to escape into the beauty of autumn on a guided nature walk or stroll the trails on your own with a self-guided tour through Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood.

District 153 will honor veterans Nov. 11

A special program honoring veterans will be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Churchill School, 1300 W. 190th St. in Homewood.

Veterans from any era are invited to participate in the program that will feature presentations by the James Hart Chamber Orchestra, James Hart Jazz Band, James Hart Choir Ensemble and the Homewood Children’s Choir.

Homewood celebrates start of SmartLab at James Hart School

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 18, marked the official opening of the SmartLab at James Hart School. More than 100 community residents, parents and students gathered in the lab that converted the resource center in the former Millennium School into a designated SmartLab.

Robbery suspect apprehended Sept. 23 by off-duty law enforcement officer

Jim Gannon said his capture of a bank robbery suspect in Homewood on Friday, Sept. 23, was just luck.

Gannon, chief investigator for the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board, is a retired Homewood police officer and currently a Homewood reserve officer. He was walking home from the Metra station about 4 p.m. when he noticed news helicopters hovering over town.

H-F school board nearing decision on educational search firm for principal search

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Personnel Committee will make a decision within the week on which educational search firm will help District 233 find the school’s next principal.

Gerald Pauling, chairman of the committee, reported at the Oct. 18 school board meeting that three firms were brought to campus for interviews on Oct. 13. They are Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates of Schaumburg; BWP & Associates of Libertyville; and Ray & Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Flossmoor’s marketing and special events staff among new village hires

Flossmoor this week introduced three new employees and announced promotions for two other village staff members.

Letter presented to District 161 board calls for superintendent’s removal

A group of parents in Flossmoor School District 161 Monday asked the board of education to remove Superintendent Craig Doster by the beginning of November.

Flossmoor resident Reginald Williams Jr., a spokesman for the group, told the board that 400 District 161 residents signed a letter calling for the superintendent’s immediate dismissal.

Flossmoor fire truck renovation takes center stage on TV this week

  Flossmoor's antique Engine No. 4 makes its first public
  appearance at the 2016 Fourth of July parade in
  Flossmoor soon after returning from restoration work.

Homewood Beautification Committee recognizes 50 businesses

  Art 4 Soul, 18135 Harwood Ave., was one of the 50
  businesses given a Homewood Beautification Award.

  (Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)


Homewood awards honor residents for neighborhood beauty

  The Wright house, a Blue Ribbon winner, is lined by
  rose bushes.
(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)



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