Marino presents home rule idea to Homewood board

Idea would be put to voters in March referendum

Homewood officials Tuesday unveiled a plan to provide a revenue boost to local schools, parks and the library and cut through some red tape by becoming a home rule community. Home rule status in the village requires approval by local voters in a special referendum.

H-F grad Kayla Robertson makes her Broadway debut

H-F grad's plans take a detour — to Broadway. Kayla Robertson is performing in "Waitress."

Diane Cobban: Wildlife’s best friend

  Wildlife expert Dianne Cobban of Homewood hugs
  her cat, Binks. Cobban rescued Binks out of a house
  in Park Forest whose owners moved and left her.

  (Photo by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle)

Nine senior Vikings recognized for academic excellence

Three outstanding seniors at Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 have been named semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

They were selected based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) exam administered in fall 2016.

H-F senior spent summer internship as part of autism research team

Maddie Moxley, a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, spent part of her summer as a member of a team at the California Institute of Technology researching emotional reactions of people with autism.

Flossmoor trustees approve 5-year strategic plan

The Flossmoor Village Board unanimously approved a Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 at its meeting Oct. 2,  confident the plan will produce many benefits for the community.
 
Work on the five-part plan began earlier this year with the assistance from Forrest Consulting of Annapolis, Md.
 

Rabid Brewing anticipation to pay off Friday as grand opening begins

The beer is flowing. Rabid Brewing's longer-than-expected development period is about to come to an end. On Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, the craft brewery will host its grand opening festivities.

Homewood officials to initiate discussion whether to seek home rule status to help address community issues

At the Homewood trustees meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, Village Manager Jim Marino plans to introduce the question of whether the village should consider seeking home rule status.

The board meets at 7:30 p.m. in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.

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