Hart School names 48 members to National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at James Hart School in Homewood inducted 48 new members.


Parents and administrators were present for the candle-lighting ceremony on April 17.


Homewood Farmers Market keeps festival spirit alive

The Homewood Farmers Market summer season will begin Saturday, May 27, and will continue through Oct. 14. Village officials say it will build on the successes of recent years, keeping the momentum going for the village's festivals.

Despite state shortfall, District 161 may end fiscal year in black

The budget, a new math curriculum and the pros and cons of hiring a firm to verify residency were tackled at this week’s Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education meeting. Also, the board honored student Diego Garcia, currently enrolled at SPEED SEJA (Special Education Joint Agreement) in Chicago Heights.

H-F tennis doubles pair gearing up for state title play

On Thursday morning, Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s tennis doubles team of Will Knox and Perry Hoag will be competing in the opening round of Illinois High School Association state tennis championships.

Online fund started for Homewood man following Amtrak shooting

Friends and family are asking for support for the medical bills of an Amtrak conductor and Homewood resident who was the victim of a May 15 shooting on the Naperville train platform. 

Michael Case, a Navy veteran, was shot in the torso, according to Naperville police. 

Homewood and Thornton officials mark re-opening of bigger Menards store

Officials from Homewood and Thornton were on hand Monday, May 22, helping re-open the Menards home improvement store, at 17545 S. Halsted St., by substituting the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony with the cutting of a board using one of the store's saws. The store will be open to the public Tuesday, May 23, after being closed nearly 11 months for an expansion project.

H-F High improving security with front entrance changes

The District 233 school board approved a major construction project that will improve security at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School South Building main entrance.
The board at its May 16 meeting awarded a $410,984 contract to Cosgrove Construction of Joliet for the work to be done over the summer months.

Viking Orchestra planning 2018 trip to Cuba

Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra will tour Cuba next spring.

The orchestra’s trip was announced at a May 11 meeting of about 200 parents and students. The trip is sponsored by the H-F Fine and Performing Arts Council. 


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