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.
 

Transparency is priority for 3 new H-F High board members

Steve Anderson, Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca each pledge the Homewood-Flossmoor High School community will have transparency in all board dealings.

On Tuesday, April 4, they defeated three incumbents – Richard Lites, Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom – and challenger Eric Grant in a seven-way race for three four-year terms on the District 233 school board.

Flossmoor candidates say divided race generated community spirit

Despite the outcome on Tuesday night, candidates on opposing sides in Flossmoor’s village election agreed that the local race has invigorated the community.

Voters oust incumbents on H-F High School board, but most officials re-elected

In a stunning repudiation of the status quo in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, voters Tuesday rejected three school board incumbents. Three challengers — Steve Anderson, Annette Bannon and Beth Laroccca — won seats on the board. [Updated at 10:10  a.m.]

Identity released of driver whose vehicle went into Dolphin Lake on Friday

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has released the identity of the driver who died Friday, March 31, after his car went into Dolphin Lake in Homewood.

Larry Bowen, 53, of Homewood, was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. Friday, according to the medical examiner's office. The cause and manner of death are pending further studies.

Local polling places

It's time to vote for local leaders. Polls will be open Tuesday, April 4, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here is a list of polling places in Homewood and Flossmoor.

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