Homewood Farmers Market keeps festival spirit alive

The Homewood Farmers Market summer season will begin Saturday, May 27, and will continue through Oct. 14. Village officials say it will build on the successes of recent years, keeping the momentum going for the village's festivals.

Despite state shortfall, District 161 may end fiscal year in black

The budget, a new math curriculum and the pros and cons of hiring a firm to verify residency were tackled at this week’s Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education meeting. Also, the board honored student Diego Garcia, currently enrolled at SPEED SEJA (Special Education Joint Agreement) in Chicago Heights.

H-F tennis doubles pair gearing up for state title play

On Thursday morning, Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s tennis doubles team of Will Knox and Perry Hoag will be competing in the opening round of Illinois High School Association state tennis championships.

Online fund started for Homewood man following Amtrak shooting

Friends and family are asking for support for the medical bills of an Amtrak conductor and Homewood resident who was the victim of a May 15 shooting on the Naperville train platform. 

Michael Case, a Navy veteran, was shot in the torso, according to Naperville police. 

Homewood and Thornton officials mark re-opening of bigger Menards store

Officials from Homewood and Thornton were on hand Monday, May 22, helping re-open the Menards home improvement store, at 17545 S. Halsted St., by substituting the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony with the cutting of a board using one of the store's saws. The store will be open to the public Tuesday, May 23, after being closed nearly 11 months for an expansion project.

H-F High improving security with front entrance changes

The District 233 school board approved a major construction project that will improve security at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School South Building main entrance.
The board at its May 16 meeting awarded a $410,984 contract to Cosgrove Construction of Joliet for the work to be done over the summer months.

Viking Orchestra planning 2018 trip to Cuba

Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra will tour Cuba next spring.

The orchestra’s trip was announced at a May 11 meeting of about 200 parents and students. The trip is sponsored by the H-F Fine and Performing Arts Council. 

Play On: Where the music starts

Little Tabitha Waita, 4, of Homewood drew the bow across the fiddle strings and got a nice steady note.

"I did it!" she said.

Tabitha was following her big sister, Hadassah, 7, in giving the fiddle a try at the second annual "Play On" musical instrument petting zoo at Homewood Public Library on Sunday, April 30.

Principals given send-off by Homewood District 153

District 153 board members lavished praise on two retiring principals at the May 15 board meeting. Cece Coffey is retiring after 16 years as principal of Churchill School. Mary Ann Savage is retiring after 10 years as principal of Willow School. Board members lauded them for their many years of enthusiasm for and energy on behalf of Homewood students.

Homewood residents to race dragon boats, plunge into Cal-Sag at festival

The second Annual Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival will offer the chance to compete or explore a unique sport to kick off the summer. omewood residents Matt White and Candace Irby will be racing for the second time.

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