H-F students win most talented teens at the 2017 Chicago Music Awards

The McDowell Brothers, Carlton and Peyton, were named Most Talented Teens in the 2017 Chicago Music Award contest on Saturday, March 18. 

Their debut recording, “A Tribute to Inspiration,"  was released last year.

Nicor continues gas line replacement program in Flossmoor

For the past two months, Nicor Gas trucks and equipment have been a common sight in Flossmoor as crews work to modernize aging underground infrastructure.

Joe DelReal, Nicor’s manager of community relations and economic development, said Thursday the project will take another six weeks to complete. Once work is finished, he said, Nicor will restore areas where lawns and paving have been affected by the project.

H-F High’s next principal receives warm welcome

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s students, staff and community welcomed their new principal, Jerry Lee Anderson, with great enthusiasm.

Candidates for H-F board look at range of topics

Communications, test scores and diversity were major topics of discussion at the District 233 school board candidate forum in preparation for the April 4 election.
 
Three incumbents on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School board – Richard Lites, Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom – are facing challengers Steven Anderson, Eric Grant, Beth Larocca and Annette Bannon.
 

Early voting opens throughout Cook County

Early voting began Monday, March 20, in Cook County. The early voting period will end April 3, the day before the consolidated election, according to the Cook County Clerk's website. 

South suburban early voting sites in the Homewood-Flossmoor area include: 
 
  • Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave., Matteson. 
    Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 
  • Brookdale Senior Living, 3633 Breakers Drive, Olympia Fields. 

Firm will help Flossmoor with branding, marketing efforts

Flossmoor has hired a marketing company to assist with the village’s branding efforts.

According to a March 17 email notice, the village chose the Grillo Group after vetting proposals from a group of marketing and branding companies.

Homewood village board gives nod to variances for retro Grady’s on Harwood

A popular Homewood restaurant, formerly known as Grady’s Grille, re-opened on Monday, March 20, as Grady’s Snack N’ Dine featuring a '70s and '80s theme. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available.

The restaurant at 18147 Harwood Ave. also will be identified with three new exterior signs complementing the new retro theme. Business owner Jim Garofalo received assurances from the village board that the signs will be accepted with three variances to the sign ordinance. He came before the board on March 14 to appeal the denial of his oversized and lit signs by the village's Appearance Commission.

H-F teachers select three candidates in school board race

The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization (HFEO) has endorsed incumbents Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom and newcomer Eric Grant for election to the District 233 school board on April 4.

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