H-F school board formally terminates Pitcock contract

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School school board officially terminated the contract of former principal Ryan Pitcock, despite pleas for his return.

The 6-1 vote was described as confirmation of “the termination of the principal, Ryan Pitcock, by exercise of the buyout clause in his employment contract, effective June 21, 2016.”

Flossmoor trustees reject video gaming at Flossmoor Commons

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday rejected proposals from video gaming eateries that wanted to set up shop in the village.

The board was asked to select one of three proposals for a liquor license. That would enable the business to apply for a video gaming license and open for business in Flossmoor Commons at Governors Highway and Vollmer Road.

On a 5-1 vote, trustees said they didn’t believe video gaming was what the village should accept as a new business.

Homewood hires consultant to help with development projects

Homewood officials have spent more than half a year laying the foundation for new redevelopment projects in the downtown area. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, one more piece was added to that foundation. Trustees approved a budget amendment for $83,750 and authorized Village President Richard Hofeld to enter into a contract with SB Friedman Development Advisors to serve as financial consultants for transit-oriented and other development projects.

Beans & Greens: Homewood welcomes first downtown grocery store in 40 years

The long-awaited downtown food co-op, Beans & Greens, will open in downtown Homewood at noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, according to an email announcement from its parent organization, the South Suburban Food Co-op (SSFC).

District 153 officials present Dockweiler awards on Monday

Alayna Frangella was the Willow School winner of the Tom
Dockweiler Award presented Monday. She is congratulated
by, from left, Willow School Principal Mary Ann Savage;
District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell; Shelley Marks,

6. A brief history of the community's investment in water

In the early 1980s, Homewood voters made a decision that directly affects the cost of water in Homewood and Flossmoor today: They decided to switch from well water to Lake Michigan water.

The vote wasn't even close.

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said the referendum passed with 90 percent or more of the votes in favor of the switch.

"It was overwhelming to go to Lake Michigan water," he said. 

Homewood seeks to encourage better property care of single-family rental homes

Homewood officials are exploring the possibility of establishing a new program to promote better property care for single-family rental homes.

The village is hosting a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road, to offer information to residents and gather input about how to shape the program.

H-F Park District expecting to receive $400,000 grant on second try

This time, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District may get its $400,000 from the State of Illinois.

“We’re excited at the prospect. We pretty much wrote that off,” Renae Ross, superintendent of finance and administration, said.

Pages

About Us

A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as the Homewood Chronicle (but we soon realized Homewood and Flossmoor are so interconnected that it makes better sense to cover both villages). Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.

Letters

Do you have something to say? If you want to inform the community about events, issues, recognitions, concerns, etc., write a letter. 

Send a letter

Correction suggestions

If you see a mistake in The Chronicle, whether it's a typo, a misspelling or an error of fact, please let us know. Our goal is to provide reliable, accurate stories, and if we miss a detail, we want to fix it fast.

Submit correction

Contact Us

A great community makes a great newspaper. We want to hear from you with news tips, story ideas, your photos and accounts of events, corrections, problems, suggestions, etc. Call or write editors
Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661
Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]
Tom Houlihan at [email protected]

For advertising inquiries, contact our public outreach manager, 
Patty Houlihan at [email protected] or 708-799-1849

Postal address:
The HF Chronicle
P.O. Box 461
Flossmoor, IL 60422