Last St. Joseph School class now in the history books

St. Joseph School in Homewood graduated its last class on Friday, June 2. After 91 years, the school is closing its doors. But none of that mattered on Friday as the 13 graduates marched up the center aisle of St. Joseph Church to the traditional notes of “Pomp and Circumstance.” 

Today’s youth are changing perceptions for the better

This past year, levels of tension and angst have risen in communities from coast to coast. Each issue elicits strong opinions and hateful words, polarizing segments of our communities fueled by the unending stream of social media. Is anyone else exhausted by it all? Maybe it's time to pay attention to the attitudes prevalent among Millennials.

Homewood police headquarters entrance project expected to start Monday

  The ramp leading to the front door of the Homewood 
  Police Department will be repaced in coming weeks 
  as part of a project to renovate access to the building.

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

La Voute to ring in anniversary with ‘Voice’ singer

A Homewood restaurant will celebrate its second anniversary by hosting a performance by a teen singer who appeared on “The Voice.” Riley Elmore will perform at La Voute from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17.

Mirrored obelisk becomes H-F High School’s 12th outdoor sculpture

The creativity of eight students in the 3D sculpture and ceramics class at Homewood-Flossmoor High School brought to life “Obelisk,” the 12th outdoor sculpture on campus, which was dedicated at a cermony on Tuesday, May 30.

Making our stand when decency, honesty are lacking

These are serious times. Try as we may, it is impossible to ignore the news as it filters into our small corner of the world.

Hart School honors Class of 2013 at party full of reminiscences

There were plenty of hugs, laughs and stories to tell when about 100 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students returned to Homewood’s James Hart School for a party saluting their successes.
Members of the Hart Class of 2013, graduating Sunday from H-F, were welcomed back on Thursday, May 25, for the second annual alumni gathering.

Governors Highway will be closed to through traffic for two months

As a Cherry Creek flood control project begins, Governors Highway will be closed to through traffic between Flossmoor Road and 183rd Street.

John Brunke, Flossmoor’s public works director, said Thursday that the road closure starts June 12 and will last about two months.


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