Metra service resumes on modified schedule

Metra Electric service resumed Monday after last week’s freight train derailment damaged commuter train infrastructure, causing a four-day suspension of service. Trains were running a modified schedule.

17th annual Chocolate Fest to feature bake-off, truffle demonstration

Melt into the 17th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest on Saturday, Feb. 16, and you'll find plenty to lift you from the winter blahs.

The fest features artisan chocolatiers and bakeries with treats for sale, a truffle-making demonstration and activities for kids.

 

Hear from candidates for Flossmoor trustee, HFHS board

The Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters has announced it will host two candidate forums featuring those running for positions on the Flossmoor Village Board and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233.

 

H-F chess team gearing up for state championship

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School chess team will be competing in the IHSA State Championship Chess Tournament Feb. 8 and 9 in Peoria after moving up through two major competitions.

The team won the SWSC Conference Tournament Jan. 19 by defeating Andrew High School in the finals “redeeming our only loss to them earlier in the season,” said coach  Matt Bonges, an H-F physics teacher.

Innovation, service win Flossmoor nurse special honors

Flossmoor resident Tiffany Victor-Castleberry will receive the Young Healthcare Executive Award on Feb. 12 from the Chicago Health Executive Forum (CHEF) of the American College of Health Executives.
 
She will be one of 10 honorees at the 43rd CHEF Annual Meeting at Soldier Field.

Music accompanied by 'Aurora Triptych' film at IPO concert on Saturday

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present a multi-media concert, “The World Beyond: Where Music and Nature Meet,” with music accompanying beautiful displays of the Aurora Triptych at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Park.
 

H-F cheerleaders win twice at 35th annual cheer competition

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has two more trophies thanks to the outstanding work of two cheerleading squads. After qualifying for the meet in December, the two H-F cheerleading teams were among more than 80 teams given five minutes to perform routines at the 35th Annual Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association championships Jan. 5 and 6 in Springfield. 

Sustainability in the South Suburbs outlined Feb. 8

Registration is being accepted for the Growing Sustainable Communities Together program on Feb. 8 hosted by the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium.
 
The day-long program will feature speakers addressing major issues that can help ensure quality of life in the South Suburbs. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
 

H-F health teacher Cara Boss earns national certification

Teacher Cara Borelli Boss is Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s second teacher to receive certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
 
“I’ve wanted to be a national certified teacher since my first teaching job” in 2007, Boss said. Her mentors at Wilmette High School were all national certified teachers who led seminars, used new techniques, “and were always learning how to better themselves,” she recalled.

Bruni, Nelson announced write-in candidacies in Flossmoor board election

Two write-in candidates are running for seats on the Flossmoor Village Board in the April 2 consolidated election.
 
David Bruni and Michelle Svetic Nelson Tuesday filed the necessary paperwork to be write-in candidates with the Cook County Clerk’s Office. They are running as a team for two of the three trustee seats at stake in the April election.
 

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