2 Montessori schools in H-F provide child-centered alternative to traditional schools

There are more than 4,000 Montessori schools in the United States and two of the child-centered schools are located within the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor.

Homewood, Hazel Crest ask judge for order requiring Harvey to fix water system

Homewood and Hazel Crest will ask a Cook County Circuit Court judge on Friday to direct Harvey to repair its water system. 

Residents enjoy summer night hobnobbing with local police at National Night Out

Police officers often meet members of their communities under difficult circumstances, when the residents have either apparently violated a law or have been victims of a crime. 

National Night Out is intended as a chance for residents and police to mingle under friendlier, less fraught conditions, and on Tuesday, Aug. 1, Homewood and Flossmoor residents came out in droves to meet their officers and have some fun.

Both events featured food and games, with officers and kids tossing water balloons to each other.

Salon seeking donations for food pantry, Michael Case Fund

A local business in Flossmoor holding two fundraisers in August, with hopes of giving back to those in need. Doyle Designed Salon will be donating 10 percent of all hair services proceeds from Aug. 1 to 6 to the Pantry of Rich Township. The salon is also collecting canned goods throughout that week. In addition, the salon will be raising funds later in the month for the family of Homewood resident Michael Case, who is recovering after being shot in the torso May 16.

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H-F Racquet Club adds space for ‘boot camp’ workouts

If the idea of fitness boot camp makes you wary, you’re not alone. But if it gets your pulse racing, the new facility at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet and Fitness Club might be the perfect spot.

Mancini promoted in Homewood Public Works Department

Joe Mancini, an employee in the Homewood Department of Public Works since 2001, was promoted to fleet supervisor July 3.

Armed robber hits Southgate Mini Mart late Saturday

Homewood police are seeking information about an armed robbery at Southgate Mini Mart that occurred at about 11:58 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

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