Tom Houlihan's blog

Hidden Gem bike ride a treat, but watch out for those craters

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Riding the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on July 13 was a great way to see Flossmoor's charming neighborhoods, but the condition of some streets did not live up to the rest.

Mickey’s buckets, and a look at our wettest-ever month of May

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It started with a puddle on our basement floor. At first, we thought it was due to a leaky washing machine that spits out small amounts of water at the end of the final spin cycle. But, when the water would not drain, we knew it was more serious.

What we want, who we are – and finding a link during H-F election

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Chronicle editor Tom Houlihan discusses race and diversity in the Homewood-Flossmoor region in a column he wrote before the community became outraged over a video that showed local teens wearing blackface.

 

Earthbound, but still experiencing the wonders of winged migration

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Toward the end of my discussion with Al Thomas, I mentioned one of the particular joys that birds can bring to your life. If you are out looking for birds, I said, you only have to see one species that is new to you. If you can ID it, all the better. But just seeing a new bird makes you happy for the rest of the day.

Our talented writers and taking the road toward irrelevancy

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If you are a regular H-F Chronicle reader – that is a good possibility if you are eight words into this column – you may have already wondered, “Who are all those people?” As in, “all those people” who are writing stories in the H-F Chronicle.

Hawk 1, Window 0. Shattered glass, plywood, lots of questions

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Chronicle editor Tom Houlihan tells the harrowing tale of his Sunday morning peace being shattered, literally, by a hawk that crashed into his dining room window.

Hammers, nails, two-by-fours, sheets of plywood. And creativity.

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In honor of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's 50th anniversary, Tom Houilihan recounts how one park program contributed to his family.

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