Homewood police hire village native, H-F graduate

It just became a little more difficult for criminals to outrun the Homewood police. 


Ephraim Dorsey, who ran middle distance for track teams at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Eastern Illinois University, took the oath to become an officer at the June 13 village board meeting. 

Ron Zinnerman named to District 153 school board

Glenwood resident Ron Zinnerman was appointed to the Homewood School District 153 board of education at the June 12 meeting.

 

Surround sound tribute: Homewood Science Center marks the opening of the Michael Wexler Theater

Homewood Science Center patrons got a sampling June 6 of the state-of-the-art sound and video equipment that is the engine behind the Michael Wexler Theater, but family members giving tribute to the late actor and artist made a case that his creativity and sense of fun would be at the heart of the facility.

Pets on Parade debuts at breezy Art & Garden Fest

Homewood-area residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Art & Garden Street Fair by enjoying two sunny days and warm evenings filled with food, music, art, science and greenery. Some of that art was in the form of dog and cat statues ― and one giraffe ― colorfully decorated by local businesses and organizations for Pets on Parade. 

Torch Run for Special Olympics passes through H-F towns

The Homewood and Flossmoor Police Departments joined other enforcement agencies for the Illinois Special Olympics Torch Run June 6, carrying the “Flame of Hope” that symbolizes courage and a celebration of diversity. 

Garden walk June 25 to benefit two local charities

The seventh annual Southland Community Garden Walk, sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women South Cook Section, will take place from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.

Six gardens will be featured in Flossmoor, Homewood and Olympia Fields.

Pets on Parade unveiled at Art & Garden Street Fair

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Braun starts third mayoral term as village board takes office

Winners of this spring’s municipal election were sworn in at the June 5 Flossmoor village board meeting. Brian Driscoll, Flossmoor’s newest village trustee, took the oath of office along with three incumbent board members — Mayor Paul Braun and Trustees Diane Williams and Philip Minga. Joni Bradley Scott, the new village clerk, was also sworn in.

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