Homewood residents earn accolades at Illinois State Fair

Springfield is a long way from Homewood, but that didn’t stop a repeat award-winning baker and two newbies from throwing their hats in the ring for some of the competitions being judged at the Illinois State Fair in August. Cooper Dague was in his senior year at Homewood-Flossmoor High School when he decided to enter a photo into a contest at the fair. 

Donations help assault victims treated at South Suburban Hospital

When a victim of sexual assault asks for care at Advocate’s South Suburban Hospital, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program treats them and gives them personal items — with help from generous local businesses.
Through a recent drive for clothing and hygiene items, such as toothbrushes, mouthwash and combs, the nurses were able to package 105 complete clothing sets and 200 personal care sets from items donated.

Two women, more than two centuries

Mary Piernas, formerly of Matteson, turned 100 on Sept. 4 and Dorothy Jackson, formerly of Chicago, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Sept. 30. Family members and friends were on hand to join in the festivities that marked the incredible life stories. 

Germany is new destination for H-F Orchestra’s spring trip

Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Orchestra will be saying “hallo” to the people of Germany, rather than “hola” to the residents of Cuba.


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