Political banner at Flossmoor Metra station removed by rail agency

A Metra police officer this week removed a political banner from the railing above the north entrance to FIossmoor’s commuter station.

Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said the banner was removed by an officer on March 8.

“We don’t allow political signs on our property,” Gillis said on Friday.

Crowds come out for Dairy Queen’s opening day

It didn’t matter that the temperature hovered around 40 degrees, or that the sun didn’t shine. It was opening day at Homewood’s Dairy Queen on Thursday and people lined up for their favorite ice cream treats.

Candidates discuss what’s great in District 161, how to move forward

Seven of nine candidates running for the Flossmoor School District 161 board of education Thursday responded to questions at a well-attended political forum.

In all, the candidates answered nine questions submitted by audience members in the Parker Junior High School gymnasium. The 90-minute forum was sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters.

Flossmoor board OKs plan for Vollmer Starbucks, AT&T building

Flossmoor village board members this week gave the green light to a Vollmer Road building that will house a Starbucks coffee shop, an AT&T store and two other businesses.

Welsh family celebrates 50th anniversary of Dairy Queen

Thursday, March 9, will mark the 50th year the Homewood Dairy Queen opens under the ownership of the Welsh family.

Homewood and Flossmoor residents are expected to flock to the store at Ridge Road and Gladville Avenue, despite the colder temperatures. It’s the tradition that counts, and the Welsh family has been doing a great job of satisfying the community’s urges for those Dilly Bars, Blizzards and special treats.

Children’s author Tracy Watland shares messages of kindness

Homewood author Tracy Watland has written a delightful children’s book designed to share what she calls “the power of positivity.” Watland shared her story in February at the Family Reading Night for District 153’s Willow School students and parents. The book is available at Loulou Belle’s in Homewood or through Amazon books.

Armed man robs Homewood TCF bank branch

Law enforcement agencies are looking for a man who robbed the TCF Bank in Homewood on Tuesday afternoon. According to BanditTrackerChicago.com, the man entered the bank, at 17830 Halsted St., and displayed a weapon. The robbery took place at 2:27 p.m.

H-F Park District candidates focus on programs, facilities

The focus at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District candidate forum Monday night was on programs and facilities.
 
Each of the candidates present at the forum emphasized what they could bring to the commissioner’s position. None of the candidates found fault with how the district is operating.
 

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