Homewood trustees to consider ordinance changes to align with new state cannabis law

Wondering how to consume cannabis products in Homewood and stay within the rules established by the new state law allowing for recreational use? The details might be clearer after Tuesday's village board meeting.

Sharing the Love: South Suburban Humane Society expansion helps more families find pets

Anyone who loves animals can look at the South Suburban Humane Society’s new Homewood Adoption Center as a major success story. As the SSHS prepares to mark its 50th anniversary next year, the opening of the Homewood facility in June nearly doubled the agency's capacity to house dogs; it created a bright space for cats with natural light; and increased the number of volunteers by 120 in the first month.

Snow, near record cold expected Sunday night through Tuesday

Wintery weather is expected to make an early appearance as rain turns to snow Sunday night, followed by a snowy and cold Veterans Day.

Dockweiler Award winners show results from hard work

Former District 153 board member Tom Dockweiler presented copies of two books, "Throw Like a Girl" and "Boys in the Boat" to the three winners of this year's Dockweiler Award, presented at the board's Oct. 15 meeting.

State’s report card shows progress at H-F High

The state’s annual school report card shows continued improvement at Homewood-Flossmoor High School with math scores up and English scores holding steady.

Homewood library groups sponsor food drive

The Friends of the Homewood Public Library, the Junior Friends of the Library and the Teen Leadership Council are sponsoring a food drive through Friday, Nov. 22, with drop-off locations all around town.

Cancer Support Center sells holiday trees, wreaths, offers bike delivery

Steve Buchtel of GoodSpeed Cycle shows the e-bike and trailer he plans to use to deliver Christmas trees for the Cancer Support Center. GoodSpeed will donate the delivery fees back to the center. (Provided photo)
Your holiday decorations can serve a good cause
when you order trees and wreaths in the annual 
Cancer Support Center drive, and this year
customers can have their trees delivered in
an environmentally friendly manner.


H-F High's fine arts additions work expected to meet construction targets

Walls are going up on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School fine arts addition south of the Mall Theatre. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Walls are going up on the Homewood-Flossmoor 
High School fine arts addition south of the Mall 
(Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

State ratings improve at District 161; Parker no longer ‘underperforming’

Flossmoor School District 161 saw a positive trend on its Illinois State Board of Education Report Card ratings this year, with two of its elementary schools performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide, and Parker Junior High shedding its “underperforming” designation.



Local artist to host night of comedy Saturday to raise money for District 153 art programs

Marc Alan Fishman will be performing comedy Saturday at 7 p.m. at Redbird Cafe to raise money for District 153 visual art programs. (Provided image by Marc Alan Fishman)
Marc Alan Fishman will be performing comedy at 
7 p.m. 
Saturday at Redbird Cafe to raise money 
for District 153 visual art programs.
(Provided image by Marc Alan Fishman)


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