One person dies as car goes into Dolphin Lake

Crews from the Homewood police and fire departments tried to rescue a driver after a car plunged into Dolphin Lake at 183rd Street and Governors Highway around 9 a.m. Friday, but the individual was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Emergency crews work to recover vehicle in Dolphin Lake

Neighbors say a vehicle apparently went into Dolphin Lake shortly before 8 a.m. Friday. Emergency responders, including divers, were still on the scene later in the morning.

Another heavy rainstorm brings flooding to some areas in Flossmoor

A second major rainstorm in the last four weeks again brought flooding to low-lying areas in Flossmoor.

Heavy rains began early Thursday morning and continued through much of the day, with the National Weather Service issuing a warning about flood conditions that may follow the storm.

As of 8 a.m., 1.96 inches of rain had fallen in Homewood and 1.68 inches were recorded in Flossmoor, the weather service reported.

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Maintaining highly livable communities requires constant attention, and a lot of work. If you read the Chronicle's Voter Guide, you'll see an impressive group of people who are stepping forward to help with that work.

Homewood residents can get half price on trees until noon Saturday

Homewood residents have until noon Saturday, April 1, to get orders in for half-price trees through the village's TreeShare Program.

Unassuming E-Com building was built 80 years ago for county highway police

  The former station of the Cook County Highway Police 
  is now home to E-Com, an emergency service 
  dispatch center serving Homewood, Flossmoor 
  and several other nearby communities.
(Photos 
  provided by the Homewood Historical Society)

District 161 welcomes new superintendent

  New District 161 Superintendent Dana Smith meets
  National Junior Honor Society student volunteers.

  (Provided photos)
 

PSC candidates say they will improve community outreach, student assistance

It was a spirited discussion between two candidates for the Prairie State College District 515 board of trustees at the March 27 debate hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters.

Jay Readey of Flossmoor and Camiella Williams of Chicago Heights took turns answering audience questions covering finances, student services, curriculum development, board actions and college outreach.

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