The future turns to technology: H-F prepares students for a skilled workforce

H-F’s automotive classes are offered through the school’s Industrial Technology program. There are also multi-year sequences in engineering, manufacturing and welding. All are designed to teach valuable, 21st century skills for a rapidly changing workplace.

Homewood man to have kidney transplant thanks to running buddy

On Jan. 9, 2017, Mike Blake of New Lenox was being tested to see if he might be a candidate for donating one of his kidneys to his running buddy, Richard Matula of Homewood. On Jan. 9, 2018, Blake and Matula will enter the hospital and by the end of the day, Blake will be down one kidney and Matula will receive the transplant he needs to deal with his body’s dwindling kidney function due to a heredity disease.

Panel of Homewood mayors to kick off 125th anniversary celebration

Homewood will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2018, and the first event will be a look at recent village history from the perspective of three civic leaders, Mayor Richard Hofeld and former mayors John Doody and Andrew Lindstrom. 

Hidden Manna to bring southern style to Homewood diners

With the new year, Homewood will be getting a new restaurant, adding a Cajun/Creole flavor to the village's dining repertoire. On Thursday, Jan. 11, Hidden Manna is expected to open at 17949 Halsted St.

Homewood trustees' agenda includes requests for special use permit, stop sign installation

At the regular board meeting Tuesday Homewood trustees will witness four new employees take the oath of office and will consider a request for installation of a four-way stop at a residential intersection and a request for a day care center special use permit.

The board meets at 7:30 p.m. in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. 

Three new officers will officially join the Homewood Police Department: Nicholas Camilli, Thomas Rodeghier and Timothy Rosenberg. 

Generations sharing expertise with Van Sipma’s customers

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It’s not too unusual to find a second generation involved in a family business. However, when it comes to a third-generation, there aren’t a lot of those around. And fourth-generation businesses are even more scarce. Van Sipma's Jewelers is up to five generations.

Attorney Ashley Kirkwood says H-F helped prepare her for the courtroom

Ashley Williams Kirkwood believes her passion for justice combined with skills learned at Homewood-Flossmoor High School helped her team win a pro bono case for a Wisconsin inmate.

Another year begins, with words of wisdom before the banana drop

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On behalf of the H-F Chronicle, I’d like to wish all of you a healthy and productive 2018. We just finished our third year as the hometown newspaper for Homewood and Flossmoor. Once again, we did our best to bring you a factual account of important goings-on in our two towns.

New Flossmoor library procedure seeks to curb bad behavior

In a decision aimed at easing a longstanding issue, teens in sixth grade and older must now present a student ID card in order to avail themselves of services at Flossmoor Public Library. 
 
The move comes after years of complaints by library patrons that some young people who congregate in the upstairs Teen Space are loud, disruptive and disrespectful, according to library Director Aaron Carlin.
 

Tech Ninjas robotics group gaining experience and recognition

Tech Ninjas are designing, building and racing robots. These young science enthusiasts are earning a reputation for their robotic skills as Homewood-Flossmoor Team 9929 in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

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