District 233 prepares $56.3 million budget for H-F High

District 233 school board members are reviewing a proposed $56.35 million budget. The board will act on the budget at its Sept. 17 meeting.
The budget, for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, shows a 5.48 percent drop from the $59.44 million budget of 2019. 

50th anniversary celebration for Respond Now set for Sept. 19

A party to mark 50 years of work by Respond Now, a helping agency in the South Suburbs, is planned for Thursday, Sept. 19, at Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave. The party goes from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature music, food and a specialty beer created just for this event.

Discounted Six Flags tickets available

South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association is making discounted tickets for Six Flags Great America amusement park available for Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.

Matt Lulich retires after 29 years as park board attorney

Matthew Lulich bid goodbye to Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Tuesday after serving as the board’s attorney for nearly 29 years. He was in partnership with former Flossmoor resident Ken Goff. 

Flossmoor seeking proposals for commercial development

Flossmoor officials have extended the deadline to submit commercial development proposals for vacant property in the village’s southwest corner. The village is looking to develop just under 29 acres (17 parcels) of the 36 acres it owns in the former tax increment financing district (TIF) near Meijer. 

Driver killed following early morning Flossmoor Road crash

A Flossmoor man was killed after his car crashed into a utility box and tree in the early morning hours on Aug. 18. The accident took place at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Flossmoor Road, according to a police report.

Izaak Walton Preserve holds photo contest to find images for 2020 calendar

Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve is holding its first photo contest to find 12 images for its 2020 calendar showing the preserve during all seasons. Photos taken at the preserve of landscapes, animals, plants and weather are welcome.

H-F coach Mark Thompson selected Illinois Lacrosse Person of the Year

The Illinois Lacrosse High School Coaches Association has selected Homewood resident Mark Thompson as the Illinois Lacrosse Person of the Year. He is the 2019 Illinois representative to the national organization. Thompson, head lacrosse coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, was selected from a list of nominees by coaches from across the state.

Commissioners take first step toward Homewood Estates Park redesign

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners agreed Aug. 7 to submit plans for an Open Space Land and Development (OSLAD) grant to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the redesign of Homewood Estates Park. The park district worked with Upland Design to reconfigure the 15-acre park and submit the application.


Damp weather doesn't dampen fun at Homewood's Giant Block Party

There were sprinkles of rain in the air off and on during the afternoon, but area families forged ahead, enjoying the music, food and activities during Homewood's annual Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Photos by Marilyn Thomas (MT) and Eric Crump (EC) / H-F Chronicle.


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