Homewood Science Center organizing for second Walk Walton fundraiser

“Celebrate the Science of the Season” is the theme for the second Walk Walton fundraiser Oct. 22 hosted by the Homewood Science Center.

Rail safety messages come to downtown Homewood


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National Rail Safety Week will be celebrated this week, but preparations began last week as local groups competing in a mural contest began painting safety messages on downtown Homewood windows. Also: Grape & Grain reconsiders business model | Retired educators start autism support group | We Scare Hunger Trail to benefit Respond Now | Horrible (looking) black spots on leaves | H-F grad comes from Israel to attend block party | New parking limitation in Homewood | Hub Run date changed.

District 153 presents the Dockweiler Award to three outstanding students

Three special students earned the Dockweiler Award from Homewood School District 153 for their outstanding efforts last school year.

More people, more scarecrows at busy Fall Fest

Area residents took advantage of a warm early autumn day on Sept. 16 to crowd into Homewood's annual Fall Fest, making it a busier event than last year, according to village officials. 

Events Manager Allisa Opyd said people started arriving even before the 11 a.m. start of the festival on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory Roads. And there was not much lull throughout the day, she said.

Opyd estimated more than 5,000 people attended the event, and she said that was probably a conservative number. 

Mentorship helps Flossmoor resident develop online investment platform

Florence Hardy is planning to offer Illinois investors an opportunity to stimulate local business through truCrowd Illinois, Inc., an online equity investment platform.Hardy, of Flossmoor, was given the chance to develop her ideas when her proposal for truCrowd was selected one of six startups in the BMO Harris/1871 FinTech Partnership mentorship program. 

Flossmoor board grants independent status to Green Committee

  A February 2017 photo of the Flossmoor 
  Green Committee
(Provided photo)

After six years of continued success on local environmental projects, Flossmoor’s Green Committee has been promoted.

Hart baseball team advances to sectionals

The James Hart School baseball team won the right to compete in Illinois Elementary School Association sectional play after defeating Parker Junior High on Monday, Sept. 18.

Homewood District 153 budget will balance with referendum funds

The District 153 school board approved a balanced 2018 budget of $22.26 million because of an additional $640,000 raised in the 2016 referendum.
Revenues, expected at $21.62 million, cannot meet all the expenses despite the administration’s best attempts at holding the line on costs.  The board unanimously approved the budget at its Sept. 18 meeting.


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