Janine Stroemer, H-F speech coach, earns Diamond Award

The National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society has presented Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Janine Stroemer with the Diamond Award in recognition of her outstanding work in coaching H-F students.

Flossmoor library survey, neighborhood nights target growth, programs

Flossmoor Public Library has two initiatives this fall, both aimed at growth and moving forward in the years to come. Residents have been asked to fill out a survey that rates current services and what steps need to be taken to improve the library, especially regarding advances in technology.

Homewood approves expansion of quarry blasting near Halsted

The Homewood village board has approved a special use permit for Hanson Material Service to expand its mining facility at the Thornton Quarry. Hanson listed the property at 17401 Halsted Street as vacant since a gas station on the site closed about 25 years. Homewood officials said Hanson intends to begin blasting in the new area in 2018.

Police say Hart student’s alleged threats considered unfounded

Threats against students at James Hart School in Homewood may have been posted online in jest, but they were taken very seriously by the Homewood Police Department and District 153 school officials.
 

8th annual Fund Run for Homewood Schools is Sept. 17

Runners, walkers and supporters will gather Sunday, Sept. 17, for the 8th annual Homewood Schools Fund Run. The race, hosted by Foundation 153, raises money for programs and school initiatives that are not paid for through the school budget. 

Rabid bat found in downtown Homewood

A rabid bat was found in downtown Homewood on Aug. 23, according to an alert posted by Donna Alexander, administrator of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control.

The bat, found in the 1900 block of Ridge Road, was determined to be rabid by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory,  she said. 

Cancer Support Center sets Fall Walk of Hope for Oct. 1

“Be a Super Hero” is the theme for the Oct. 1 Cancer Support Center’s Fall Walk of Hope. The annual fundraiser supports the center’s programs and resources, which are provided at no charge to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. The goal this year is $100,000.

H-F Foundation sponsors golf outing on Sept. 15

It’s a golf, dinner and the Homewood-Flossmoor High School homecoming football game extravaganza on Sept. 15 for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation’s annual fundraiser.
 
Money raised from the event supports activities and equipment for the high school’s various student organizations. In 2016-17, the foundation gave $20,000 in grants to support student trips and activities.
 

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