Homewood officials to host public meeting about home rule issue on Thursday

The Village of Homewood Board of Trustees will hold an informational meeting about home rule at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood. 

The village is proposing to put the question of home rule before voters in a March 2018 referendum. Illinois communities with a population of 25,000 or more are automatically home rule communities. Because Homewood's population is under 20,000 the question must be decided by residents.

H-F Scholastic Bowl team outstanding at meet

The Scholastic Bowl team representing Homewood-Flossmoor High School set a school record at a solo competitors tournament Oct. 28 at New Trier High School in Winnetka.
 
H-F Scholastic Bown team members are Andronicus Marati, Ethan Bosch and Luca Strohmeier, seniors; Ken Nakamura, Jimmy Humphrey and Myles Walker, juniors; Janellie Roach, a sophomore.
 

H-F teacher discusses her book ‘Code of the West’ on Nov. 14

The community is invited to meet Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Sahar Mustafah, who will be discussing her first book, “Code of the West,” at a meet-and-greet program from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the high school’s library at 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor.

Area public works crews descend upon Homewood for disaster drill

An imaginary microburst storm hit Homewood on Thursday, Oct. 26, downing trees and making main thoroughfares impassable. Luckily, it was a test and only a test for public works officials. The storm events served as the scenario for the first major disaster drill sponsored by the Suburban Public Works Directors Association.

Latest research findings show ‘cup of joe’ could be a benefit

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


Coffee has its advocates and its critics. Americans consume coffee to the tune of a million tons a year at an estimated cost of $40 billion. Some people think it’s the devil, and some can’t live without it, but research over the last five years has demonstrated a growing body of scientific evidence that supports the positive health benefits of coffee. 

Artist returns after nearly three decades to make repairs to Irwin Park’s sculpture

The loving hands of artist Margot McMahon helped restore the Irwin Park sculpture on Wednesday, Oct. 25. McMahon created the sculpture nearly three decades ago.

For Kids: Learning the concept of ‘thank you’

The benefits and blessings of giving thanks

We’re heading into a season with some definite themes of goodness, giving to others is highlighted. For children, witnessing those characteristics in others and having adults in their life that emphasize and reinforce those values goes a long way toward raising thoughtful, thankful citizens.

PSC hosts community networking event Wednesday

Prairie State College invites Homewood and Flossmoor residents to the campus for a networking program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.
 
The program will be in the PSC Christopher Art Gallery on the campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Guests will enjoy tailgate style hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks. Guest presenter will be PSC Athletic Director Chris Zorich.
 

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