Survey lists nearly 2,000 trees in H-F parks

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District inventoried 1,893 trees in 2018 when it undertook a study of the tree population at 31 of its parks and properties. Parks employees Mauricio Morales and Gabe Gacsko walked the parks and measured every tree in the district, except Irons Oaks, Coyote Run and the parks department office site, to complete an accurate inventory, according to Doug Boehm, superintendent of parks and planning.

Police, rail crews investigate reports of debris striking vehicles at Dixie Viaduct

Homewood and railroad officials took a look at the condition of the Dixie Highway viaduct last week after Homewood police received two reports of falling debris striking vehicles. Homewood police spokeswoman Denise McGrath said the department received both reports on Monday, April 8, and notified Metra and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

H-F Group Interpretation ensemble wins second place in state

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Group Interpretation ensemble won second place in state competition. It was the third year in a row H-F has placed. In 2018, H-F won the event and placed third in 2017.

Flossmoor schools on soft lock down as police apprehend two suspects Monday

Two suspects are in custody following an early-afternoon incident on Monday in which police attempted to stop a car that was being erratically driven through a Flossmoor neighborhood.

A loaded weapon was recovered as the incident transpired, police said in an email alert to community residents.

Churchill kids get the ‘inside scoop’ on their favorite book

Author Blue Balliett gave Churchill School students the “inside scoop” on how she wrote the internationally famous mystery book “Chasing Vermeer.” The guest author spoke to an assembly of third, fourth and fifth graders, then visited classrooms and enjoyed lunch with children at the Homewood school on Monday, April 8.

Spring snow

Snow in April isn't unheard of. It's just unwelcome. Maybe this will be the last spasm of the winter of 2018-2019.

Familes (including dogs) have fun collecting eggs in the park

Families braved chilly 44-degree weather on Saturday, April 13, to participate in the annual Lucky Egg Hunt and Lucky Dog Egg Hunt sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. 



Sweets and spirit mark baseball opening day


The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Opening day of youth baseball is a Big Deal in Homewood and Flossmoor. The events — April 20 in Homewood and April 27 in Flossmoor — will begin with parades of teams marching through each village to show off their fine new uniforms and enthusiasm for the game. 

Library of Congress books donated to H-F High

  U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, center, shared with students
  some of the 100 books donated to Homewood-Flossmoor
  High School through the Library of Congress' Surplus
  Books Program. Kelly spent time on April 5 addressing

Two H-F High seniors selected Evans Scholars

Homewood-Flossmoor High School seniors Michael Grupp and Madelyn Fitzgerald have been selected Chick Evans Scholars by the Western Golf Association. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. It covers tuition and room and board. Grupp and Fitzgerald were among 20 scholarship winners this year based on four criteria: a strong caddie record, excellent academics,  demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.



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