Candidates for Homewood Public Library board see revenue as top issue

Two candidates and one candidate surrogate spoke Saturday, March 18, about their reasons for seeking office on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees.

The forum at Homewood Village Hall was sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

Survey shows District 161 parents favor adding Mandarin classes

How do you say “Welcome to Flossmoor District 161” in Mandarin?

Future students may be able to translate that expression if the district adds the Chinese language to the curriculum.

No decision has yet been made by the board of education, but district administration continues to take the steps needed to add Mandarin to the current foreign-language offerings of Spanish and French. The latest was taken at the March 13 school board meeting.

Teacher learns she’s Golden Apple winner at surprise ceremony

The surprise announcement was accompanied by balloons, flowers, camera, family members, small children — and tears. Andrea Beaty learned she was named one of the Chicago area’s top teachers when a parade of well-wishers burst into the gym at Serena Hills School on Friday.

H-F grads featured on ‘Change Makers’ program airing March 28

Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates Jade Greear and Destiny Watson will be two of three young adults featured in a Lifetime television program “Change Makers” airing at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

H-F students win most talented teens at the 2017 Chicago Music Awards

The McDowell Brothers, Carlton and Peyton, were named Most Talented Teens in the 2017 Chicago Music Award contest on Saturday, March 18. 

Their debut recording, “A Tribute to Inspiration,"  was released last year.

Nicor continues gas line replacement program in Flossmoor

For the past two months, Nicor Gas trucks and equipment have been a common sight in Flossmoor as crews work to modernize aging underground infrastructure.

Joe DelReal, Nicor’s manager of community relations and economic development, said Thursday the project will take another six weeks to complete. Once work is finished, he said, Nicor will restore areas where lawns and paving have been affected by the project.

H-F High’s next principal receives warm welcome

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s students, staff and community welcomed their new principal, Jerry Lee Anderson, with great enthusiasm.

Candidates for H-F board look at range of topics

Communications, test scores and diversity were major topics of discussion at the District 233 school board candidate forum in preparation for the April 4 election.
 
Three incumbents on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School board – Richard Lites, Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom – are facing challengers Steven Anderson, Eric Grant, Beth Larocca and Annette Bannon.
 

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