H-F peer mediators making a difference in resolving students’ conflicts

Peer mediators at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are more than referees — they’re problem solvers who help students listen to one another. The club members are peacemakers.

H-F High School stakeholders weigh in on principal search process

Consultants conducting the search for a new Homewood-Flossmoor High School principal met Tuesday with more than 100 students, staff and community members.

Four representatives of search firm BWP and Associates facilitated three public meetings to begin gathering views from H-F High School stakeholders that will help them find a candidate well suited for the position.

Flossmoor police get green light to hire two new officers

Flossmoor is adding two more officers to its police force.

Faced with evidence that calls to the newly opened Meijer store could strain police response in the rest of the community, village board members Monday unanimously voted to hire the additional officers. 

R.E.M. Management Services, a Lansing-based consulting firm, recently conducted a study of police department staffing and recommended the addition of the two patrol officers.

Homewood trustees to consider 2 special use permits for relocating businesses

Homewood trustees will consider two special use permit requests Tuesday from businesses that plan to move a few blocks from their current locations.

Caprice O'Bryant of Excuse Free Fitness is requesting a permit to allow the business to operate at 18725-18727 Dixie Highway, next door to the current location at 18729-18731 Dixie Highway. 

Redecorating Homewood

(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Election worker appreciates mayor's thoughtfulness

It's a welcome sight for election judges to see Mayor (Richard) Hofeld arrive at the polls every Election Day. This presidential  election on Nov. 8 was no exception. 

Of course, we're always glad to see our friendly mayor.  But he gives us reason for more. Mayor Hofeld always personally greets each precinct table of election judges, and gifts them with a full package of delicious cookies from Panera's restaurant at Cherry Creek in Homewood.

Flossmoor pays tribute to John Ratko’s 40 years of fire service

During his 40 years as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic in Flossmoor, Ratko repeatedly found himself in situations where he literally saved someone’s life. And he kept tabs on people who’d been on the receiving end of his lifesaving efforts. Flossmoor Village Board members paid tribute to Ratko at their Nov. 7 meeting for his four decades of service to the village.

Man eluding police causes power outage Thursday in Homewood

A Richton Park man's attempt to elude Olympia Fields police ended in Homewood on Thursday morning with a traffic accident that resulted in a power outage.

Charles White, 59, was allegedly involved in an altercation with an Olympia Fields police officer and was attempting to elude arrest, according to Olympia Fields police. 

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