2 juveniles charged with home invasion, armed robbery after incident Saturday in Homewood

Two juveniles have been charged with home invasion and weapons violations after an incident Saturday, Oct. 8, in the 1600 block of Olive Road, according to Homewood police.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence there about 2:55 p.m.

Police said several juveniles were involved in a dispute over a lawn mowing job. The victims were inside a screened-in porch when two suspects entered and demanded money and a cell phone. 

Chairs, turned into art, are stars of the show at fundraiser

Following a unique fundraiser last weekend, nearly 30 art-lovers went home with treasures specially created for the event. And they may even be able to sit on them. “Pull Up a Chair,” sponsored by the Flossmoor Public Art Commission, was deemed a major success that attracted 129 attendees and raised more than $8,500 for the village’s outdoor sculpture program.

Community invited to Tuesday’s ribbon cutting for SMART Lab

Homewood District 153 invites the community to a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 18, that will officially open the SMART Lab at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan Ave.

Parents and residents will get a first-hand look between 6 and 7 p.m. at how students are using the lab to enhance learning in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as well as the creative and media arts (CMA).

Two men arrested following string of car burglaries: Flossmoor police

With the arrest of two men last weekend, Flossmoor police say they may have solved a string of burglaries from unlocked parked cars.

More than a dozen car burglaries were reported to Flossmoor police in the last two weeks. Seven burglaries were reported on Sept. 30 and six were reported on Oct. 8, Deputy Police Tod Kamleiter said.

At least one burglary was reported in Homewood.

Parker cross country team victorious at junior high conference meet

  Seventh grade girls team

Parker Junior High School’s cross country teams swept the South Suburban Junior High School Association conference meet.

Campaigners: Four presidents have visited H-F area

The presidential election of 2016 is rapidly nearing an end. Although neither candidate has visited the Homewood-Flossmoor area this year, a number of presidential candidates, presidents and a former president have visited the area in the past.

District 153 puts focus on helping every student meet success

Test score results show students in Homewood District 153 generally meeting and exceeding anticipated student outcomes.

That’s good, says Superintendent Dale Mitchell, but the district’s strategy is to take those numbers and use them to improve the growth of student learning.

Homewood to honor 2016 Hall of Fame inductees at Oct. 23 luncheon

The village of Homewood will honor the latest inductees in the Homewood Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. A noon luncheon at Ravisloe Country Club will be followed by the ceremony for the biennial induction. The deadline is Thursday, Oct. 13, to make reservations to attend.

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