Braun suggests referendum on Flossmoor truck parking issue

Flossmoor residents may get a chance to vote on whether pickup trucks can be legally parked on residential driveways.

At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Paul Braun proposed that the issue of pickup truck parking be placed on an advisory referendum that would go before voters in this November’s election. Board members must give the green light to the referendum proposal but agreed Monday to further discuss the truck parking issue at a future meeting.

High expectations as H-F boys track team aims for state title

Raising the bar. The expression comes from the high jump and pole vault events of track and field. Each athlete tries to jump over a bar at a set height. Then the bar is raised. Those who succeeded make more attempts at the new height, until only one athlete remains as the winner. This year, the entire boys track team at Homewood-Flossmoor Hight School is raising the bar.

Homewood hoping for home run with marketing campaigns

Plans for a pair of marketing campaigns were unveiled at the village board meeting March 26. The village aims to attract new residents and businesses with two-pronged marketing plan featuring the work of a local artist and the products of a local business.

One gun, one shooting and one victim — all too close to home

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Why was Edward Klein carrying a gun? It’s been a couple of months since a DuPage County judge ordered Klein — who last May shot Homewood resident Michael Case — to be committed to a secure facility in Wisconsin that specializes in treating seniors with dementia. The case has been resolved, but questions for our society remain.

Three generations enjoying racquetball tradition

Racquetball is a family tradition for Bob Adams of Homewood. Today three generations play the game, and Bob and his sons meet each week for a friendly game or two at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's H-F Racquet & Fitness Center.

Groups differ on outside influence of Homewood referendum

Home rule supporters in Homewood decried the “outside influences” they say affected the referendum proposal after village residents rejected it in the March 20 election. Groups lobbying residents to vote against the measure disagree.
 
The referendum failed with about seven in 10 voters casting ballots against home rule. A similar margin was against home rule during a 2004 referendum, as well.
 

Petition in hand, Flossmoor residents want truck ban on chopping block

A group of Flossmoor residents determined to overturn the village’s longtime pickup truck ordinance will bring their argument — and a petition — to the village board meeting on Monday.
 
Flossmoor resident Luke Lambert started the petition on Facebook, not expecting it to get much traction. Quickly, however, he saw like-minded residents signing on, saying they too think the ordinance is outdated and exclusionary.
 

Local history: The origins of Flossmoor

While the state celebrates its bicentennial, the Chronicle is expanding local history offerings with a series written by Scott Mehaffey on the origins and history of Flossmoor. This first installment looks back to roots of the village.

Registration open for kids summer camps at Homewood Science Center

Four summer science camp programs for elementary, middle and junior high students are being organized by the Homewood Science Center.
 
Science Minors Club is designed for students in second through fifth grades. The week-long program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 11 through 15, offers early, hands-on exposure to science activities that builds curiosity and encourages teamwork. Topics cover science and engineering.
 

H-F High students win three top honors in state dramatics competition

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students won three top honors at the Illinois High School Association’s Group Interpretation and Contest Play competition. In addition, 10 H-F students were selected for the All-State Cast.

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