Coach: H-F girls basketball team ready for top-ranked Montini

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s second-ranked girls basketball team is heading into Monday’s super-sectional game with everything peaking at the right time. Coach Anthony Smith said his team is playing its best ball of the season and the players have become more confident in their abilities.

H-F board agrees to purchase new books, track turf

In an effort to keep textbooks current, the Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 school board approved spending $173,700 to replace a dozen books.
Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, told board members H-F has in place a textbook adoption form that allows teachers to review books after they've been used for five years. 

New generation of businesses emerge in downtown Homewood during 2016

While there is a certain amount of ebb and flow to any commercial district, the trend in downtown Homewood in 2016 was toward rebirth after a dip in the area's fortunes. Two years ago, the term "renaissance" might not have applied. Now, it does. 

H-F girls basketball squad defeats Marist to take sectional

With Thursday’s 63-45 victory, Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s girls basketball team advances to the super-sectional round of the Illinois State High School Association (IHSA) tournament.

The Vikings defeated Marist High School, of Chicago, to take the Palos Heights sectional round.

H-F will play Montini High School, of Lombard, in Monday’s super-sectional contest. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Mother McAuley High School in Chicago.

Salmon fishmerman brings his catch to the Homewood Indoor Farmers Market

Many people love farmers markets because they can buy food from the people who produce it. Usually, that's a farmer from a few miles down the road.

Repairs to leaks in Flossmoor’s reservoir coming this spring

Many homeowners are familiar with foundation cracks that allow a trickle of water into their basement on rainy days. Flossmoor officials are facing a similar problem at the village’s underground reservoir, except that thousands of gallons of water are escaping through cracks every day.

John Brunke, the village’s public works director, says repairs to the reservoir will be completed this spring. Flossmoor is about to seek bids on the repairs and the project should begin in April, he said. The repairs are expected to cost about $200,000.

Hart students study the world for Geo Bee

  James Hart School Social Studies teacher Virginia
  Donahue congratulates Umar Ryan, standing
  fourth from left, on winning the National
  Geographic Geo Bee. He advanced to state
  competition. Other contestants were, front

James Hart actors to perform "Seussical Jr."


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