Glencoe makes headway in male dominated banking world

During her nearly 30 years in banking, Anita Glencoe of Flossmoor has been helping to shatter the male dominant stereotypes about bankers.

H-F wins at SouthWorks Robotics competition

A Homewood-Flossmoor High School robotics team won one of the division trophies in the first SouthWorks Engineering and Robotics Olympics on Saturday, April 8, hosted by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA).

Homewood Police searching for missing person

Homewood Police were searching the evening of Tuesday, April 11, for a missing person who was last seen near 175th Street and Halsted. Police announced Thursday morning that the man has been found and was unharmed.

Diversity Dinners to mark 20th anniversary with April 22 meal

Supporters from throughout the South Suburbs will come together April 22 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Diversity Dinner, a yearly event that brings residents together for conversations on race in a friendly environment.
 
“We say it’s one of the secrets of the South Suburbs,” said Ruby Marsh of Flossmoor who has been a dinner committee organizer for the past 20 years.
 

H-F High students working on obelisk sculpture

The District 233 school board gave its blessing to an outdoor mirrored obelisk sculpture for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School campus. Students and art teacher Greg Petecki explained the concept for the project at the April 4 board meeting.

Scenes from the 2017 Lucky Egg Hunt

Thousands of plastic eggs were arrayed across Irwin Park on Saturday morning for the 40th annual Lucky Egg Hunt, and Homewood-Flossmoor Park District staff knew they wouldn't be there long.

"It takes us two hours to spread them out, and they'll be gone in about a minute," said Joe DeCicco, a recreation supervisor with the district. "This is one of my favorite events."

The district deployed about 6,000 eggs this year, 2,000 more than last year, and as he predicted, they were scooped up by eager children in not much more than a minute. 

Homewood trustees consider new two-year budget plan on Tuesday

Homewood officials cited a rebounding local economy and years of frugality as factors in a sound village budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year starting May 1.
 
Homewood Finance Director Dennis Bubenik gave village trustees a look at the $35.5 million budget at the March 28 board meeting. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.
 

Homewood District 153 school board will look for new member

The Homewood District 153 school board will conduct a special meeting on May 1 to swear in three incumbents, but one seat will remain vacant ― for the time being.
 
Deborah Smith Havighorst, Gregory Lawrence and Shelly Marks were re-elected to four-year terms in the April 4 election. They were unopposed.
 

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