Her Closet Boutique celebrates 25 years in business

If you are having a bummer of a day and looking for something to brighten your outlook, a trip to Her Closet Boutique in Homewood's Cherry Creek Plaza is a perfect solution. Celebrating her 25th year in business with Her Closet Boutique, owner and proprietor Rose Demko is living her dream. 

Janich leaves HPD for East Hazel Crest, Johnson promoted

The Homewood village board approved three police staffing changes at its May 14 meeting, including the retirement of Roy Janich, who retired on May 2 after more than 30 years with the department.

New Flossmoor trustee Kimmons sworn in with incumbents Hoag, Mitros

​Three recently elected members of the Flossmoor Village Board were sworn in and departing member James Wilder was honored during Monday night’s meeting. Gyata Kimmons is the only new face on the board, while longtime trustees James Mitros and Perry Hoag were both elected to their seventh four-year terms. 

Dixie Highway to close for several weeks north of 175th Street

Barriers were placed along the side of Dixie Highway at the intersection with 175th Street this week in preparation for the closure of a short section of Dixie Highway on May 20. The road soon will be closed from 175th Street north to 174th Street while crews replace a culvert, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The nearly $400,000 project is expected to be finished by July 5.

Triumph Building in downtown Homewood sold to developer

The Homewood village board approved the sale of a property at the intersection of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue in downtown Homewood. The building is commonly known as the Triumph Building. It was purchased by HCF Homewood LLC for $1. 
 

H-F parents forum seeks healing, ideas after racist incident

Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators and staff are continuing their efforts to help the school community deal with the aftermath of a racist incident involving four students late in April.

On Tuesday, H-F hosted the first of two forums for parents of current students. The next forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

H-F science teacher nominated for national honor

Homewood-Flossmoor High School science teacher Stephen Banasiak has been nominated for the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science and Mathematics. Through his classes, the teacher gives students an understanding of scientific principles through a hands-on approach.

H-F students win top honors in broadcasting competitions

Mark Ciesielski, teacher and chairman of the Broadcasting Department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has released a list of students who won top prizes at four major competitions this year. 
 

H-F student conductors practice with professional musicians for May 21 concert

Members of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra gave Homewood-Flossmoor High School orchestra members special tips as they prepare for the annual Senior Conductors Concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in the H-F Mall Auditorium.

Homewood Farmers Market opens May 25

Slather on some sunscreen and grab your reusable bags, because the Homewood Farmers Market summer season kicks off on Saturday, May 25. The outdoor market returns with its popular features, including live music, monthly artisan and vintage goods, a series of Wednesday evening dates and, of course, fresh produce.

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