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Parker volleyball team returns to state tourney this weekend

Parker Junior High School’s eighth girls volleyball team is headed to the state tournament for the fifth straight year. The Falcons defeated the eighth grade team from Homewood’s James Hart School on March 7 to win the regional final and advance to the Illinois Elementary School Association state tournnment.

 

 

Homewood's mayor asks residents to contact Panera about store closing

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld is asking residents to join in an email and letter-writing campaign to convince Panera Bread to keep two locations in town. Panera is soon to open a store at 175th and Halsted Streets, and has announced it will close the Cherry Creek store.

 

Kathy Gray and friends are proving black girls do bike for fun, exercise

"I want to get all of the women I can on bikes. I’m just counting the days until we get back out there. It’s not even the cold weather, it’s the ice. My group, Black Girls Do Bike, that I co-founded with Celeste Adams, would ride all year if we could. That’s how crazy we are."

Nate Steiner rides for adventure on community paths, H-F park district trails

Working as a delivery driver for Nestle Water, Nate Steiner of Homewood gets plenty of exercise lugging 5-gallon water bottles into homes and businesses. So for him, riding a bike isn’t about intensity or distance, but a pursuit of adventure and community connection. 

Homewood to hire part-time police officers

Homewood will hire part-time police officers after the village board approved the measure last month. In a memo, Police Chief Bill Alcott said the department currently has “reserve” officers. But those officers do not have arrest powers. The new part-time officers will have arrest powers for special assignments and on extra patrols in the village’s business district.

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