H-F Vikings take game from Thornton

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Vikings boys basketball overpowered Thornton 65-52 Tuesday and improved their record to 10-4.
 
Senior forward Issac Stanback led H-F with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists.
 

Homewood reaches parking agreement with St. Joseph church

Homewood village trustees approved an agreement Tuesday that will help alleviate potential future parking issues caused by changes soon to come around village hall.
 
Public parking will now be allowed at St. Joseph church at 17949 Dixie Highway, across the street from the village complex, compensating for the anticipated loss of spaces from the sale of the village hall parking lot.
 

Flossmoor board overturns truck parking ban

Flossmoor residents can now legally park pickup trucks in their driveways after the Flossmoor Village Board voted Monday to change a decades-old ban.
 
The vote was unanimous among the six trustees. Mayor Paul Braun, who abstained from voting, called the vote a “landmark” decision for the community.

Dozens gather to mark 50 years of H-F Park District

January 6 was a day filled with memories as friends, supporters and past and current staff and board members of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District gathered at the Dolphin Lake Clubhouse to mark the organization’s 50th anniversary.

H-F Park District’s outstanding facilities, exceptional programs and terrific staff were all applauded throughout the afternoon celebration. 

Humane society to renovate, open adoption center in Homewood

The South Suburban Humane Society is renovating the building which once held the Homewood Animal Hospital at 2207 183rd Street. It will be used for a new adoption center, the society's CEO Emily Klehm announced at Tuesday’s Homewood village board meeting.

Volunteers, public safety staff make preserve safer

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When Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld fell into an icy pond while rescuing one of his beloved dogs at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve in December 2017, the incident had a happy ending.

A passing jogger called 911. The mayor was rescued, suffering from hypothermia but otherwise unharmed. His dog, Annie, was rescued.

A new event on Jan. 12, the Mayor’s Arctic Dip, will commemorate the mishap and benefit the South Suburban Humane Society.
 

H-F board applies for state grant to reduce taxes

The District 233 school board unanimously approved a grant application that could help reduce property taxes by more than $2 million.
 
The board agreed at its December meeting to apply for the Property Tax Relief Grant. The Illinois State Board of Education will review applications this month to determine whether Homewood-Flossmoor High School qualifies for the grant. 

Outstanding leaders help keep parks, facilities, events running

There are more than 600 employees working full- and part-time for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, under the supervision of a managerial staff. Here is an introduction to those leaders who guide the district.

Hammers, nails, two-by-fours, sheets of plywood. And creativity.

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In honor of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's 50th anniversary, Tom Houilihan recounts how one park program contributed to his family.

Years of dreaming and planning brought Patriots Park to fruition

Pat Nevins recalls his years of serving the park district and the satisfaction of watching the district develop parks that are important to the community. His article is part of the Chronicle's series celebrating the district's 50th anniversary. It first appeared in the January 1 print edition.

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