Sculpture park: Great art is front and center, available to all in Flossmoor

The young girl, frozen in time, looks skyward. She may be gazing at stars, or watching a sparrow in the trees. “Child,” the bronze statue in the downtown Flossmoor roundabout, is one of the pieces of public art supported by the village's Public Art Commission.

Walkers make the 'front page' of the Chronicle

A number of participants in the 2016 Walk of Hope stopped briefly at the Chronicle's station at Harwood Avenue and Chestnut Road for an opportunity to make the front page. The walkers raised nearly $80,000 to help The Cancer Support Center continue its mission of helping cancer victims deal with the challenges of fighting the disease. 

Walk of Hope raises nearly $80,000 for The Cancer Support Center

The field was soggy from rain the past several days, but spirits were high and dry as the Walk of Hope walkers congregated at Irwin Park in Homewood on Sunday morning. Cancer Support Center Executive Director Sue Armato said 630 walkers raised more than $78,000 to support the center's mission of providing support to area cancer victims.

H-F school board approves $50.3 million balanced budget

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School board of education has approved a balanced budget for this school year.

At its Sept. 20 board meeting, the District 233 board passed a $50, 365,687 operating budget for the current school year.

The funding covers the expenses in the education, transportation, working cash and operations and maintenance budgets. Of that $50.36 million, the district is expected to cover costs totaling $49,898,905 leaving a balance of $466,782.

South Suburban Food Co-op to host annual meeting Tuesday

The South Suburban Food Co-op will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood. Organizers suggest using the side entrance on Idlewild Lane. The co-op recently moved its health food store to downtown Homewood.

Homewood officials search for source of sewage leak in Prairie Lakes Business Park

Homewood officials discovered Tuesday, Sept. 28, that sanitary sewage was present in a stormwater retention pond in the Prairie Lakes business park. The pond is at the east side of the business park, directly west of the Kohl’s and Walmart stores.

On Wednesday, Homewood Public Works crews began pumping water from the pond in order to determine the source of the sewage, according to a news release from the village. 

Homewood Fire Department plans open house, parade to observe National Fire Prevention Week

  The crowd watches as a Homewood firefighter 
  demonstrates how emergency responders extricate 
  victims who are trapped in a vehicle during the 2015 
  Homewood Fire Department open house. The department 

New reservoir creates odor problem in Homewood on Thursday

The east side of Homewood was beset by the smell of sewage Thursday, a result of an unfavorable wind blowing past the new storm water reservoir in Thornton quarry, according to Homewood officials.

The odor was strongest on the far northeast part of town nearest the quarry. It gradually faded further south and west, although one Flossmoor resident reported on Facebook that she noticed the odor near Dixie Highway and Flossmoor Road.

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