Expanded Foundation 153 Fund Run event provides a day of fun and fundraising

The weather Saturday morning at the start of the annual Foundation 153 Fund Run was a bit north of humid, a bit south of drizzle, but not soggy enough to dampen the spirits of between 250 and 300 runners and walkers out to support the Homewood school district.

Following the 5K race, families gathered to cheer on young runners in the 153-yard dash, but perhaps the biggest cheer went to Tori Maszak, 7, who has cerebral palsy and used a walker to compete, with help from her great-grandfather, Robert Maszak. 

Scenes from Homewood Giant Block Party 2018

Homewood's Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 18, brought the community together for a celebration of summer, with live music, food and plenty of activities for kids. 

Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle.

Black Panther comic author Okorafor to speak at the Homewood Public Library

Internationally recognized author Nnedi Okorafor will be a guest presenter at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Homewood Public Library, 17913 Dixie Highway.
 
Okorafor, a Homewood-Flossmoor High graduate, wrote the comic book "Black Panther: Long Live the King" and is the author of "Shuri," a comic featuring the Black Panther's technical-wizard sister, set for release in October.

Free workshops on civic engagement offered Sept. 16

Action for a Better Tomorrow and Indivisible are hosting Southland Strong!, a civic engagement fair, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchinson Road in Flossmoor.
 
The free program will offer four informational workshops. Topics include Unions 101, Field Organizing, Lobbying Elected Officials and Writing Letter to the Editor. 
 

Finance Committee expects information on fine arts project by Sept. 25

By Sept. 25, District 233 Finance Committee members expect to have all the information they require to help them make a decision on the proposed fine arts expansion project at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The committee was prodded by community members at the school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, to agree on the date and information needed.

As back to school lists grow, parents have options in buying supplies

As students return to the classroom, back to school shopping can be overwhelming, pricey and time consuming. It’s not uncommon for kids, some as young as 6 or 7, to head to school with more than 20 required items – everything from pencils, crayons and markers to highlighters, folders, Ziploc bags, six-quart containers and earphones.

Police investigate reports of shots fired early Sunday

Homewood police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 17600 block of Halsted Street early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the area at 4:56 a.m. after receiving a report of shots fired. They found shell casings in the roadway, according to Homewood police.
No injuries were reported, and the incident remains under investigation by the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit.

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