H-F students get social media safety tips from retired detective

Retired police detective Richard Wistocki spoke to student assemblies at Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, discussing the potential dangers of social media, especially when encountering people looking to take advantage of them. Wistocki talked on one of the biggest dangers teens face, "sextortion," the threat to use sexual images of young people to exploit them.

Watch 'Black Panther' character M'baku come to life at Cosplay Showoff

At its Cosplay Showoff program on Sunday, Homewood Public Library offers an inside look on costume creation connected to comic books, movies, video games and nerd culture. Costume creation touches on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

 

District 153 to raise cash via $4.5 million in GO bonds

The Homewood District 153 school board voted Monday to arrange for the sale of $4.5 million in General Obligation bonds in January. The sale will raise money for the district’s Working Cash Fund. Voters agreed in a 2016 referendum to give the school board permission to raise property taxes to cover the sale of $9 million in bonds to help keep school finances solvent.
 

Sale of village hall parking lot on trustees' agenda Tuesday

Homewood trustees will consider a contract at the regular board meeting Tuesday to sell the village hall parking lot at 2024 Chestnut Road to a developer.

The property has long been on the village's list of properties that could be put to use as transit-oriented residential and commercial developments. The village has a proposal from 107 Highwood Holdings to purchase the land for $355,000. 

Bond set at $200k for home invasion suspect who abducted girlfriend

A 19-year-old man was apprehended and remains in the custody of the Cook County Sheriff after a Dec. 5 incident when he forcibly entered his girlfriend's Homewood home and forced her to go with him.

Ballantrae community’s holiday tradition solidifies neighborhood strength

The yearly Ballantrae Holiday Ball brings residents together to celebrate the season, while strengthening the bonds they rely on through the year. Flossmoor Trustee Diane Williams is a Ballantrae resident and said the gala is part of an effort to reinforce the values and connections neighbors share.

This year, it all happened with the backdrop of beloved resident Juanita Mitchell celebrating her 107th birthday.

Holiday Lights winter festival 'magical' despite cold temps

The reindeer were unable to attend, and the temperatures were at least 15 degrees colder than during last year's event, but Holiday Lights in Homewood on Friday night appeared to be a big success nevertheless. 

Flossmoor School Board revisits Parker underperforming designation

The Flossmoor District 161 School Board continued conversations on rectifying the state’s underperforming designation for Parker Junior High School at its Nov. 26 meeting.
 
Potential avenues of improvement include hiring a former District 161 principal as a special projects consultant, continuing work on classroom culture and climate and enhancing district communications with parents.
 

Stanback, Trice Jr. lead Vikings to victory

Homewood-Flossmoor High's Vikings outlasted Lincoln Way East Friday night with a score of 64-54 to give H-F an impressive 5-1 record to start off the basketball season.

Retired educator helps improve the world through pie baking

Combining her desire to make a difference and her ability to make a darned good pie, CeCe Coffey of Homewood started a venture earlier this year of baking pies for charity. With her years of experience in baking and skills learned in a specialized cooking class, it seems the perfect way to give back to her community. A Piece of the Pie was born.

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