Elderly woman injured in purse snatching

The Homewood Police Department reported a purse snatching at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, in the vicinity of Center and Olive Roads. 

H-F High students give tribute to victims of Parkland shooting

For 17 minutes, students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School were silent as they joined a national movement against gun violence on Wednesday, March 14.

Flossmoor, District 161 will split new communications post

Flossmoor School District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor have agreed on an arrangement to share a full-time communications manager. The employee, who should be hired in the next several weeks, will technically be employed by the village but will split his or her time equally to support the two agencies.

Chick-fil-A/Panera development plan on Homewood trustees' agenda

The developer of the project that will add two restaurants at the intersection of Halsted and 175th streets in Homewood is asking village trustees to approve an amendment to the planned unit development at the site.

The amendment is on the meeting agenda for Tuesday, March 13. It is required to account for the demolition of the existing building and construction of two restaurant buildings. 

South Suburbs fighting Cook County on proposed change to financial incentive

South suburban officials are raising their voices against a proposed change by Cook County to the Class 8 and other tax exemption that would force contractors to pay a prevailing wage on business work sites.

H-F senior awaits word on U.S. Air Force Academy appointment

Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior Jonathan Luong has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy by U.S Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.).

Constitutional Convention delegates gave home rule power to local officials


The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Ann Lousin, a professor at John Marshall Law School, was a research assistant at The Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1970. She writes about how home rule, especially the population threshold, came about.

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