Winning photos announced for Izaak Walton 2020 calendar

Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve recently announced the winning entries for its 2020 wall calendar. Nearly 60 photographers submitted entries as part of a contest conducted in September. There are 14 winning entries, including one photo for each of the 12 months plus the front and back covers.

Illinois Philharmonic opens season with Saturday performance

Renowned pianist Xiayin Wang will perform works by
Anderson and Gershwin at the IPO's 42nd season
(Facebook photo)


Izaak Walton oak woodland preserves tranquility, history

  The oak woodland in Izaak Walton Nature Preserve
  as seen from the south. 
(Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)


Businesses change but peace still has a place


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Tranquility got some bad news in mid-August when Terre Robertson announced she is planning to retire and has put Civilitea Gardens up for sale. She expects to close up shop by the end of November. In the meantime, Liz Martin opened a new studio for her business, Serendipity Yoga.

When the little white ball leads to 300 trucks a day


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Editor Tom Houlihan has a family connection to
Calumet Country Club, but in reviewing events
of recent months, the future looks uncertain at
best for the historic club and its golf course. 


District 161 staff receive ‘Those Who Excel’ honors

Five individuals from Flossmoor District 161 were selected to receive “Those Who Excel” awards from the Illinois State Board of Education at a ceremony Oct. 19 in Bloomington-Normal.

SSFS launches month of ‘change’ to fight violence

Be the Change cards created by South Suburban Family Shelter offer a suggestion for each day in October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle)
Be the Change cards created by South Suburban
Family Shelter offer a suggestion for each day
in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
and were handed out during the Be the Change
(Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle)

Saturday marks Flossmoor Brewfest’s return to downtown area

Beers and ales, ciders and even mead will be plentiful when Flossmoor’s Brewfest returns on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will be able to sample tasty products from more than two dozen brewing companies from around the Chicago area, and the rest of the nation.

East Hazel Crest approves Wind Creek casino proposal

The East Hazel Crest Board of Trustees approved two measures at its Wednesday night meeting in support of the proposed casino at Halsted Street and Interstate 80/294. 

Flossmoor businesses deal with downtown flooding aftermath

A record-setting rain Sept. 27 brought waves of destruction through Flossmoor, overwhelming the village’s sewage and stormwater system, flooding residents’ basements and stranding vehicles on waterlogged streets. The cluster of small businesses in the village’s downtown was no exception.


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