Theatre at the Center announces cast for 'Over the Tavern'

The Theatre at the Center in Munster is preparing for its summer production of  "Over the Tavern," a hilarious look at family life in the 1950s. In Tom Dudzick’s semi-autobiographical play, audiences meet Rudy Pazinski, a precocious 12-year old student who feels God put us on earth to have fun.

 

Night hike on Freedom Trail set for June 21

A night hike version of a walk on the Freedom Trail in South Cook County is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21. Larry McClellan, a retired Governors State University professor and authority on the Underground Railroad in Northern Illinois, will be joined by Tom Shepherd of the Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project for this free hike and tour.

Mobile units give Churchill School breathing room during building updates

District 153 took the first step toward building improvements at the Monday, June 10, school board meeting by agreeing to acquire four mobile units to give Churchill School some extra breathing room.
 

Body discovered in Coyote Run pond

The body of a 66-year-old white man was recovered from a pond on Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor Thursday. Around 7 a.m., Flossmoor police responded to a call from maintenance workers at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District course, who reported discovering a body in a pond on the east side of the property.

Youth baseball leagues contend with soggy season

More than 8 inches of rain fell in the Chicago area during May. It was a sign of what the month of May would be like for local youth baseball and softball teams. The amount of rain wasn't the only thing that affected the baseball season. It seemed like the rain was constant. The weather pattern put a damper on the youth baseball season.

Calyn Brumley honored as a top Marian Catholic graduate

Calyn Brumley of Flossmoor was selected as one of the top graduates in the Class of 2019 at Marian Catholic High School.
 
From the class of 263 graduates, she was one of the 11 named as top students. This class had two students share honors as co-valedictorians. The commencement ceremony was May 20 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
 

Science Center gets spacey with 2nd Cocktail Chemistry contest

Local bartenders have been challenged to create a drink that's out of this world. The Homewood Science Center's second annual Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on July 18 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. 

 

Five H-F grads receive teachers union scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization, the teachers union at H-F High School, presented five $550 scholarships to outstanding graduates. Recipients included Bailey Sheridan, Alexandria Wilson, Jaira Stanley, Destiny Montgomery and Josephine Bachus.
 

Get up close with first-ever Flossmoor Touch A Truck

Residents can take a closer look at the machinery Flossmoor Public Works employees use to get their work done during the village’s first ever Touch A Truck event Saturday. The free event features demonstrations of public works equipment and vehicles, such as a garbage truck, backhoe, snowplow, bucket truck and stump grinder.

Drivin' the Dixie reverses course but continues traditions

The 18th annual Drivin' the Dixie motor tour on Saturday, June 15, will defy gravity, after a fashion, by swimming upstream. The celebration of the historic Dixie Highway has always started in Blue Island and followed a route south to Momence. This year, for the first time, the tour will start in Momence and travel north to Blue Island.

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