Halloween party follows trick or treating in Flossmoor

Flossmoor’s Halloween trick or treat hours for Monday, October 31 are 3 to 7 p.m.

The Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department invites village youngsters in preschool through third grade to its annual Halloween party from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Parker Junior High School gymnasium.

Military spends $15 million on Army Reserve Center facelift

The United States Army completed a $15 million facelift and expansion at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Army Reserve Center, 18960 Halsted St. in Homewood. The 37,000 square foot facility is now double its original size to provide more training areas.

Enjoy the fall leaves at Irons Oaks and remember to use leaves in your garden

There are second uses for lots of things – including fall leaves. An Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center official recommends keeping and mulching fallen leaves to help the health of local soils and wildlife. And to appreciate the beauty and usefulness of fall leaves, join the Irons Oaks’ Fall Walk at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, starting at the Vollmer Road Parking Lot.

Cubs fans cheer on World Series squad at Homewood’s Martin Square

  Area Cubs fans gather in Martin Square on Friday night 
  to watch the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 
  Chicago since 1945.
(Photos by Ashley Cady/
  H-F Chronicle)


Homewood OKs salt brine treatment for village streets this winter

Winter travel on the streets of Homewood will hopefully be easier following Tuesday’s village board vote to purchase a Henderson Salt Brine Maker and a spraying unit to treat local streets.

The salt brine treatment will be used during heavy snowfalls and periods of freezing temperatures.

Public Works Director John Schaefer recommended the purchase of the equipment and said it provides a balanced approach to the use of salt for snow and ice control.

Homewood invites fans to Cubs games viewing in downtown area

No tickets for the weekend Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians games?  No worries!

Come join other fans on Martin Avenue at Ridge Road in downtown Homewood at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, at the free community viewing parties for the Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field.

The village will set up a giant TV screen and bleacher seating for this free family friendly event.  Bring your snacks, but leave the alcohol at home.

District 161 superintendent has been on leave since Oct. 18

Craig Doster, the superintendent of Flossmoor School District 161 for the last six years, has been on a leave of absence since Oct. 18, the day after Board of Education members received a letter from community residents demanding his immediate removal.

Man charged with DUI after fiery two-car crash in Flossmoor

  Two cars burn early Oct. 23 after a collision at Vollmer 
  Road and Crawford Avenue in Flossmoor. Both drivers 
  escaped, but one was transported by ambulance to 


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