Alumna tells H-F High students ‘be creative’ in setting future endeavors

Susan Page, a 1982 alumna of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, told students the future is theirs ― whether that means knowing the path to take or creating it.
 
The former United States ambassador to South Sudan addressed students at the National Honor Society induction program at H-F on April 24.

Construction of New Star apartments in Flossmoor moving ahead

Right now, the fenced-in building site near downtown Flossmoor looks like a hole in the ground and a pair of self-standing brick walls. But construction at 1032 and 1038 Leavitt Ave. is about to begin in earnest.

Mass, Memory Wall mark end of St. Joseph School

The Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood invites former students and teachers of St. Joseph School to celebrate its 91-year history on Saturday, May 20.

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools and the Archdiocesan School Board in January announced its decision to close the school, 17949 Dixie Highway, at the end of the current semester.
 

Homewood awards bids for construction, computers, street work

Emergency vehicles in Homewood will get new computer equipment after the village board approved leasing agreements with Marlin Business Bank at its April 25 meeting.
 

With spirit and a history lesson, Flossmoor Baseball and Softball launches new season

Anyone who wants to know what team spirit sounds like need only visit the Flossmoor Road viaduct while the Flossmoor Baseball and Softball (FBS) parade is marching through.  

Early on April 22, as team after team marched under the tracks, the concrete walls reverberated with the roar of enthusiastic little leaguers preparing to start a new season.

Scenes from Flossmoor Baseball opening day

Saturday, April 22, was chilly, but the sun was shining and as Flossmoor Baseball and Softball President Ken Goff observed, "It's still baseball weather." Young baseball and softball players paraded from Parker Junior High School to the ball fields at Flossmoor Park, where they celebrated the beginning of a new season.

Homewood changes liquor license ordinance, renews outdoor permits

Homewood liquor license holders behind in payments to the village could lose that license following an ordinance change by the Board of Trustees at the April 25 meeting.

Homewood Director of Finance Dennis Bubenik said that under the ordinance, Village President Richard Hofeld — who also serves as liquor commissioner — can call for a hearing for any license holders who are delinquent in bills other than payments for water and sewer service.

Homewood Police Department adds two new police officers

Two new police officers were sworn in at the April 25 Homewood Village Board meeting.

Rocco Giannelli and Henry Renken were hired April 24. Both have been working for the Cook County Department of  Corrections.

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