Tom Houlihan's blog

One gun, one shooting and one victim — all too close to home

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Why was Edward Klein carrying a gun? It’s been a couple of months since a DuPage County judge ordered Klein — who last May shot Homewood resident Michael Case — to be committed to a secure facility in Wisconsin that specializes in treating seniors with dementia. The case has been resolved, but questions for our society remain.

Ballot questions highlight needs, future stability in our towns

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Flossmoor and Homewood voters have a choice to make in the March 20 election — whether and how they will support their local governments. In Flossmoor, there's a 1 percent sales tax question on the ballot, and in Homewood, voters will be asked to consider granting the village home rule authority.

Another year begins, with words of wisdom before the banana drop

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On behalf of the H-F Chronicle, I’d like to wish all of you a healthy and productive 2018. We just finished our third year as the hometown newspaper for Homewood and Flossmoor. Once again, we did our best to bring you a factual account of important goings-on in our two towns.

Watching history unfold when TV news was essential viewing

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It's one thing to know about history, but it's another (better) thing to talk so someone who watched it unfold. Tom Houlihan relates his interview with veteran newsman Russ Bensley of Flossmoor, whose long career in TV news gave him a unique look at the big events of the 20th century.

A mountain sojourn, and thoughts on that Flossmoor truck law

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Tom Houlihan's November column: "There we were, surrounded by high, snowcapped mountains and cool western glades brimming with wildlife. So why was I thinking fondly of Flossmoor’s pickup truck ordinance?"

A Mardi Gras reminder: stormy weather can never be ignored

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Hurricanes have ravaged the Carribean this fall, but bad weather can affect us, too, as the unusual Feb. 28 hailstorm reminds us.

A grandson arrives and the world begins again, with singing

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In his latest column, Tom Houlihan provides the soundtrack for his young grandson's early days and muses on what it means to be a new grandpa.

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