New juice bar in Homewood to offer healthy, welcoming place to 'cool out'

When patrons step through the door of Be Free Juice Bar in downtown Homewood, the first thing they will see is a wall of flowers. They will have their first chance on Saturday, Aug. 19, when the juice bar celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 18102 Martin Ave., formerly the home of Thai Rickshaw restaurant.

H-F High school board tries to assure the community

Residents continued to raise issues that many say are limiting their trust in the District 233 school board serving Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

2 local craft breweries continue development in spite of delays

Craft beer aficianados have been eagerly awaiting the opening of two breweries in Homewood, but both have experienced unforeseen delays.
 

Homewood man charged in 2 bank robbery incidents

A Homewood man faces a number of charges after allegedly robbing one local bank and attempting to rob another on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Brandon Darty, 24, of the 19100 block of Pierce Ave., was charged with felony robbery of a financial institution and misdemeanor aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer.

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.

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