Homewood trustees consider taking a stance on proposed Glenwood power plant

It is rare for Homewood village officials to take a position on issues facing another local government body, but the board of trustees will have an opportunity this week to make an exception in the case of a proposed power plant in Glenwood. At the board's regular meeting Tuesday, trustees will consider a resolution that states the village does not support the plant and encourages Glenwood village government to reconsider approval of it.

Flossmoor swimmer wins two state titles

Mitchell Niemiec, a sixth grader at Parker Junior High, won two competitions at the Illinois Swimming State Championships.

H-F Unified Basketball winners of state championship for third time

For the third year in a row, the boys Unified Basketball team has brought the state championship trophy to Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The team defeated Andrew High School 60-57 in a game Saturday, March 16, in Peoria.

SSHS still in need of donations for adoption center

The South Suburban Humane Society’s new adoption center in Homewood is still in need of donations after renovations have stalled.
 
Construction at the new facility, being remodeled from the building that once housed the Homewood Animal Hospital at 2207 183rd St., has slowed because of issues with plumbing and the roof. A new gas line also had to be added. The existing line had been tied off because the property was vacant for more than 180 days.

Roaring ‘20s theme for Cancer Support Center gala April 12

It’s a Roaring ’20s event for the Cancer Support Center when it hosts the annual spring gala on Friday, April 12, at Ravisloe Country Club, 18231 S. Park Ave. in Homewood. 
 
The theme is in keeping with the center’s 20th anniversary. The gala is one of the signature events for the center and includes a tribute to cancer survivors.

Homewood library supporters urge board members to settle union contract

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Multipurpose Room at Homewood Public Library on the evening of March 20 for the regular board of directors meeting. 
 
More than 100 people from Homewood and beyond converged in the space to pressure the board to take action on long-stalled employee union contract negotiations.
 

H-F student artists win top prizes, scholarships at state art exhibition

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students took top honors in a juried art exhibition and earned early $1 million in scholarships. 

The pieces were exhibited at the 6th annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago on Feb. 24. The exhibition is a not-for-profit whose mission is to enhance the creative educational landscape.

Western Avenue principal resigns, replacement sought

Western Avenue School Principal Lisa Dallacqua is resigning at the end of the school year to accept a position with East Aurora School District 131, according to a District 161 press release. Dallacqua will have been principal at Western Avenue for two years, having replaced former principal Chad Prosen in 2017.

Flossmoor swimmer wins two state titles

Mitchell Niemiec, a sixth grader at Parker Junior High, won two competitions at the Illinois Swimming State Championships. He swims with the Hammerheads Swim Club, part of the Homewood-Flossmoor Swim Club. He has been a member of the club since 2015. He now is in the 11-12 age group.
 
 

Girls STEAM Ahead network connects area youth, professionals

Nearly 150 girls attended this year's Girls STEAM Ahead event, where they learned about mentoring success stories and had an opportunity to meet women who are established in the science and technology fields.

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