Homewood schools will begin work on new strategic plan

The District 153 Board of Education has agreed with a proposal from Superintendent Dale Mitchell to embark on a new strategic plan for the district.
The last plan was developed in 2012.

District 161 watching, waiting for end to state school funding crisis

Like school systems across the state, Flossmoor District 161 is in watch and wait mode as the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner wrangle over education funding legislation.

“We’re good, but…” stated Frances LaBella, assistant superintendent of business operations, during Monday’s school board meeting.

While there’s no question that school will start on time, LaBella explained that the district has a large stake in the outcome of the school funding debate.

H-F theater students present “Serial” as first performance of the year

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Leaders in Theatre Ensemble opens the 2017-18 theater performance season with the presentation of “Serial” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17, 18 and 19, in the school’s Mall Auditorium.

Humane Society fixes Pets on Parade art ‘injured’ by vandals

The South Suburban Humane Society fixes animals. It’s just what it does. So, it was just the natural reaction for the agency to do the same for the Pets on Parade artwork that was vandalized in Homewood last month.

Vigil held Sunday in Homewood in response to Charlottesville violence

Violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday provoked a response from some Homewood and Flossmoor residents who gathered in Irwin Park on Sunday evening to express their support for the victims and their dismay at the racist idealogy of right-wing extremists.


Three Flossmoor streets will be resurfaced in this year’s MFT program

As Flossmoor prepares to move to a new system of repairing local streets, village board members approved this year’s road resurfacing program.

Three streets ― a total of 1.1 miles ― will be resurfaced in this year’s program. They are Heather Hill Crescent from Lawrence Crescent to Sunset Avenue, Verne Lane from School Street to Wallace Drive and Holly Lane from Vollmer Road to the end of the street.

Scenes from the ABT vigil for Charlottesville

A quickly organized candlelight vigil drew a crowd to Irwin Park in Homewood on Sunday evening of people who wanted to show solidarity with the people of Charlotteville, Va., where clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters turned violent Saturday. One woman died and at least 19 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters.

H-F Park District using grants to supplement costs

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s grant administrator has been having some success at finding money to help underwrite programs and park initiatives.
Janet Drew, a 17-year employee who works in the finance department, took on the grant administrator position in 2016. 


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