Homewood Police searching for missing person

Homewood Police were searching the evening of Tuesday, April 11, for a missing person who was last seen near 175th Street and Halsted. Police announced Thursday morning that the man has been found and was unharmed.

Diversity Dinners to mark 20th anniversary with April 22 meal

Supporters from throughout the South Suburbs will come together April 22 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Diversity Dinner, a yearly event that brings residents together for conversations on race in a friendly environment.
 
“We say it’s one of the secrets of the South Suburbs,” said Ruby Marsh of Flossmoor who has been a dinner committee organizer for the past 20 years.
 

H-F High students working on obelisk sculpture

The District 233 school board gave its blessing to an outdoor mirrored obelisk sculpture for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School campus. Students and art teacher Greg Petecki explained the concept for the project at the April 4 board meeting.

Scenes from the 2017 Lucky Egg Hunt

Thousands of plastic eggs were arrayed across Irwin Park on Saturday morning for the 40th annual Lucky Egg Hunt, and Homewood-Flossmoor Park District staff knew they wouldn't be there long.

"It takes us two hours to spread them out, and they'll be gone in about a minute," said Joe DeCicco, a recreation supervisor with the district. "This is one of my favorite events."

The district deployed about 6,000 eggs this year, 2,000 more than last year, and as he predicted, they were scooped up by eager children in not much more than a minute. 

Homewood trustees consider new two-year budget plan on Tuesday

Homewood officials cited a rebounding local economy and years of frugality as factors in a sound village budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year starting May 1.
 
Homewood Finance Director Dennis Bubenik gave village trustees a look at the $35.5 million budget at the March 28 board meeting. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.
 

Homewood District 153 school board will look for new member

The Homewood District 153 school board will conduct a special meeting on May 1 to swear in three incumbents, but one seat will remain vacant ― for the time being.
 
Deborah Smith Havighorst, Gregory Lawrence and Shelly Marks were re-elected to four-year terms in the April 4 election. They were unopposed.
 

After election, three new District 161 board members eye change

Change is coming to Flossmoor District 161 after voters decided April 4 that Carolyn Griggs, Cameron Nelson and Misha Blackman will be new school board members. Voters also retained incumbent Stephen Paredes, the current board president.

Applause marks graduation from Flossmoor’s Citizen Police Academy

As friends and family cheered, this week’s graduation ceremony for Flossmoor’s Citizen Police Academy took on a party-like atmosphere.

Along with the graduates, applause greeted the police officers in charge of the yearly 12-week program.

Newcomer joins two incumbents on H-F Park District board

Christina Farley Jackson is set to become an elected official after winning a two-year term as a commissioner for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District on Tuesday, April 4.
 
She will be joining Brent Bachus, who was elected to a six-year term, and Dallas Collins, who was re-elected for a second six-year term. 
 
The three will be sworn in to office at the park board’s May 16 meeting.
 

Interfaith group examines the question of angels during Homewood session

The question, “Do you believe in angels?” brought nearly 100 people together March 19 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Homewood.
 
The Sunday afternoon program was sponsored by South West Interfaith Team, a non-profit organization made up of 14 congregations from Christian churches, Jewish synagogues and Muslim mosques working to promote dialogue among different religious communities and collaborating on community projects.
 

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