H-F cafeteria workers win salary increase

Food service workers at Homewood-Flossmoor High School ratified a new contract with their employer, Chartwells, in March.
According to Nick Desideri of Service Employee International Union Local 1, the 25 union members working at H-F overwhelming approved the contract.
He did not provide specific dollar amounts, but did say the three-year union contract guarantees a wage increase, health care protections and better benefits.

Guided migratory bird walks offered at Izaak Walton

Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, in partnership with the Thorn Creek chapter of the Audubon Society, will be offering three guided migratory bird walks at the preserve in coming weeks.

Members of the Thorn Creek Audubon Society will lead small groups out into the preserve in search of migratory birds. 

There will be two walks, one at 8 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, April 7, Sunday, April 28, and Sunday, May 19. Walkers will meet at Senior Hall.

Power plant developer pulls the plug on Glenwood project

[Updated at 9:55 a.m. Saturday]

Oak Meadow Energy LLC has notified Glenwood officials that it will no longer pursue the development of a controversial electricity generating plant in the village.

In a letter dated Wednesday, March 27, addressed to Glenwood residents, Mayor Ronald Gardiner announced Oak Meadow's decision and provided a brief history of the project.

Homewood urges Glenwood to reconsider power plant approval

Homewood trustees approved a resolution formally opposing a proposed power plant in Glenwood. The Homewood resolution, approved at the March 26 village board meeting, urges municipal officials and other authorities in Glenwood to reconsider allowing construction of the plant. Mayor Richard Hofeld said a copy was sent to the office of Glenwood Mayor Ronald Gardiner. 

Sportsmanship Team Award goes to H-F Vikings hockey team

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School hockey team will receive the Team Award for sportsmanship at the Illinois High School Hockey League banquet on Saturday, March 30.

Homewood joins Greenest Region Compact

Homewood joined over 100 towns and government organizations in an agreement meant to promote environmental responsibility in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Greenest Region Compact is an agreement through the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus that aims to promote sustainability in Chicagoland through 49 goals designed to “guide municipal action, support mayors in their role as environmental leaders and foster collaboration that will have positive impacts on the region,” according to the MMC website. 

Helping hands make special gifts for hospice patients

H-F High sophomore Faith Lee of Flossmoor put a happy message on a green bag that will go to a patient in hospice care. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)A gift of caring goes a long way for someone with a serious illness, said Homewood’s Christine Rechsteiner, volunteer coordinators with Journey Care. She has been coordinating volunteer efforts that have brought joy to hundreds of patients.

Marty Will named NWHL Coach of the Year

Marty Will of Homewood was named Coach of the Year by the Northwest Hockey League in February. Will coaches the Squirts team within the seven-team HF Vikings hockey club

Junior Jack Williams stays 'mentally focused' to win diving title for H-F

Homewood-Flossmoor High School varsity diving head coach Rick Carlson has coached for over 53 years, and he believes H-F junior Jack Williams is one of the best divers he has coached. It showed when Williams won the IHSA state diving championship in February.

H-F hosts Transition Resource Fair for students, young adults with disabilities

Homewood-Flossmoor High School invites all area students and young adults with disabilities and their families to its inaugural Transition Resource Fair, on Tuesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gym in the South Building, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. 


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