H-F High track team wins first combined meet

The Homewood-Flossmoor track team won applause from the District 233 school board and audience members after Athletic Director Dan Vosnos announced the team as the first ever winners of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) track and field combined meet.

For Monica Fox, Thanksgiving marks special anniversary

The benefits and blessings of giving thanks

At Thanksgiving 2016, Monica Fox of Flossmoor got a miracle. After waiting three years on a transplant list, she was given a kidney from an accident victim who was her own age. 

Students visit with more than 200 colleges at H-F High’s annual event

Some students brought lists of schools they wanted to visit with. Others wandered the Homewood-Flossmoor High School field house listening to presentations from college representatives. Parents tagged along. It was a crowded house Oct. 16 when Big 10, Ivy League, Illinois schools and a host of others came to Flossmoor for the annual College Night.

District 161 considers costs, benefits of abating tax levy

Flossmoor District 161 school board members continue to struggle with questions that will help them determine the next tax levy. Also at the Oct. 23 meeting, the board honored the Parker Junior High School cheerleading squad for its recent efforts at raising more than $500 in the Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope.

Flossmoor addresses water concerns following recent news stories

Flossmoor may be losing $846,000 worth of water a year, but it’s not news to village officials who have been working to correct the problem for several years. The village responded last week to news stories on water rates and losses in communities throughout the Chicago area, including Flossmoor.

Homewood designer’s Rampage game hits Hollywood

Brian Colin was happy to be chased by monsters through the streets of Chicago this summer. The fictional scene is part of an upcoming movie based on the video game the Homewood resident designed for Bally/Midway in 1986. Gamers consider Rampage a classic.

A mountain sojourn, and thoughts on that Flossmoor truck law

Viewpoint: 

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

Tom Houlihan's November column: "There we were, surrounded by high, snowcapped mountains and cool western glades brimming with wildlife. So why was I thinking fondly of Flossmoor’s pickup truck ordinance?"

Swimming, exercise help Mary Cantway, 103, stay fit

There’s no stopping Mary Cantway. She’s 103 and keeps a regular schedule at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club.

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