Park district targets July 1 for Splash Pad opening

Millennium Park’s Splash Pad is almost ready. July 1 is the target date for turning on the bubbling water fountain designed for young children. 

Homewood Science Center presents documentaries by Colton, D'Astici on Wednesday

Homewood Science Center's "HF Women in Documentary Filmmaking" program on Wednesday, June 20, will premier Eliana D'Astici's documentary film, "March through Generations," a look at three generations and their stand on women's issues. The film's title describes not only the story she tells, but how the Homewood-Flossmoor High School student's film got made: Two generations of documentary filmmakers collaborating to tell the story of three generations of local women joining a worldwide protest.

Amended license allows Rabid Brewing to plan outdoor activities

Rabid Brewing will soon host outdoor events after the Homewood village board approved an amendment to the business’s liquor license at the June 12 board meeting. Rabid’s license didn’t originally allow for the outdoor sale of alcohol. The change allows the brewery to sell beer to patrons in an outdoor area at the brewery at 17759 Bretz Drive.

Vikings drafted by MLB choose college

Two outstanding members of the Vikings baseball team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School were offered contracts in the Major League Baseball draft in June.

But left-handed pitcher Kyle Salley and outfielder Zaid Walker passed on the offers and instead will play ball in college. Both can be drafted by MLB after their third year of college.

Homewood murals to get repairs, touch-ups

Viewpoint: 

The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.


Homewood's Richard Haas murals have, in spots, been deteriorating as aging brickwork underneath them crumbles. The village recently approved a project to get them repaired. | Southgate shopping center in Homewood will see a boost to the number of parking spots. | Flossmoor historian seeks to re-establish a veterans memorial. | Temple Anshe Sholom celebrates a big milestone.

Homewood’s Cancer Support Center celebrating 25 years of hope, help and healing

There was a time when a cancer patient and the doctor did what they could to fight through the tedious and exhausting battles of treatment and recovery. That changed 25 years ago when volunteers organized the Cancer Support Center in Homewood.

New street fair format a hit with artisans, patrons

From a patron's point of view, Homewood's first Artisan Street Fair was a cornucopia of creativity and ingenuity. 

Booths lined Martin Avenue and Hickory Road with "cool stuff" — that was the name of Allison Burnett's booth at the corner of Martin and Hickory — made of myriad materials: clay, wood, metal, fabric and paper.

Homewood fire protection rating upgraded, may affect insurance rates

Many Homewood home and business owners may see reduced insurance rates soon after the village’s fire response ratings were recently upgraded.
 
The Insurance Services Office (ISO)raised the village’s Public Protection Classification rating from Class 4 to Class 2 at the end of May. The ratings are based on a 10-class scale. Towns rated with a low number on the scale are expected to have better responses to fires. 
 

Signs showing safe spaces on display at businesses, homes

Safe spaces are emerging all around the Homewood-Flossmoor area. In the last week, nearly all the businesses in downtown Flossmoor have started displaying rainbow-colored signs with these words “Diverse … Inclusive … Accepting … Welcoming … Safe Space for Everyone.”

Pages

About Us

A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as an online publication. In December 2015 we began monthly print publication, too. Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.

Letters

Do you have something to say? If you want to inform the community about events, issues, recognitions, concerns, etc., write a letter. 

Send a letter

Correction suggestions

If you see a mistake in The Chronicle, whether it's a typo, a misspelling or an error of fact, please let us know. Our goal is to provide reliable, accurate stories, and if we miss a detail, we want to fix it fast.

Submit correction

Contact Us

A great community makes a great newspaper. We want to hear from you with news tips, story ideas, your photos and accounts of events, corrections, problems, suggestions, etc. Call or write the editors
Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661
Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]
Tom Houlihan at [email protected]

For advertising, distribution or general business inquiries, contact Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661.

Postal address:
The HF Chronicle
P.O. Box 461
Flossmoor, IL 60422