Flossmoor native returns for book signing event at Flossmoor Station

Flossmoor native James Gilbert, a retired Maryland history professor and Fulbright advisor, has recently published his 13th book. It is his first work of fiction with a setting similar to his childhood neighborhood in Flossmoor. He will be doing a reading and book signing at Flossmoor Station on July 15 at 4 p.m.

District 153 music program offers students options in voice, band and orchestra

Homewood District 153 school board president Shelly Marks believes “students develop discipline when they practice an instrument, become team players when they are part of a band, orchestra or choir, and are able to explore something they are passionate about.”   

District 153’s long-time music program thrives with parents’ support

Homewood schools have a remarkable 65 years-plus history in the annals of music education earning recognition for its programs. Parent support has been a key to keeping the programs going for so long.

H-F area lawmakers say bipartisan effort ended state budget crisis

One veteran Illinois lawmaker called this week’s state budget approval “historic.”
 
Another state representative said the atmosphere in the state capitol was like “a pressure cooker” on Thursday, when the Illinois House overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the budget and the income tax hike that makes it possible.
 

History: Homewood-Flossmoor’s 1st golf club established in 1899

Here in the midst of golf season, local historian Jim Wright reminds us of the origins of the area's rich golfing resources.

Golf, leadership take spotlight in program for girls

Nearly 100 girls attended “Girls on Golf” at Marian Catholic High School July 1 for a program designed to not only teach them the fundamentals of golf but also to be leaders. 

Scenes from Flossmoor 4th of July parade 2017

Scenes from Homewood 4th of July parade 2017

Homewood residents flocked to Dixie Highway and along Ridge Road on Tuesday to celebrate the nation's independence with the annual Fourth of July parade. 
 
Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd estimated about 2,000 people watched the 52 parade entries make the mile-long trek from the St. Joseph Church parking lot to Izaak Walton Preserve. 
 
"People started lining to get their space at 7 a.m." she said. The parade started at 10 a.m. "We had a great day. The weather worked in our favor!"

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