Flossmoor receives financial reporting award for 41 straight years

The Village of Flossmoor has received an award for excellence in financial reporting for the 41st year in a row. Flossmoor Finance Director Scott Bordui presented a plaque to the mayor and village board on behalf of the Government Finance Officers Association during an Aug. 5 meeting.

District 153 at full staff despite growing statewide teacher shortage

When physical education teacher Marge Laskero retired from Homewood School District 153 earlier this year, she told the Chronicle she had plans to stay active and maybe find some coaching jobs. The job she found? Teaching physical education at Churchill School. 

Church sponsors outdoor garage sale Saturday

St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway, is hosting an outdoor garage sale in its east parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Items available will include antiques, furniture, jewelry, household items, sports equipment, tools, toys, comics, CDs, DVDs, books and all sorts of other items. No clothing will be sold.

Salem Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years in Homewood

Excitement and anticipation is building to a crescendo at Salem Lutheran Church in Homewood as its members prepare for a once-in-a lifetime event: the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the church’s founding.

Frozen yogurt flows at Forever Yogurt's anniversary party

Four contestants were given a time limit of 20 minutes to consume 11 ounces of frozen yogurt on Saturday, Aug. 10, during Forever Yogurt's five-year anniversary celebration. They didn't need that long.

Kids clown around Homewood library

It was craziness and laughter at the Homewood Public Library when Dr. Gesundheit made a clown therapy visit. When he introduced himself, Dr. Gesundheit’s appearance with his red bubble nose, red shoes, flowered pants held up by suspenders, orange shirt and crazy hat immediately brought smiles to the audience at the July 31 show. 

You Matter 2 volunteers raise funds for school supplies giveaway

Try being a carpenter without a hammer.
Try being a plumber without a wrench.
It doesn’t work well.

Try being a student without a backpack, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, binders, glue sticks, scissors, pencil cases, markers, crayons, notebooks, index cards and highlighters.
You Matter 2 aims to see that area students are well-equipped to succeed as the new semester begins soon.

Bus safety video to be unveiled at village board meeting Tuesday

Homewood Police Chief Bill Alcott will present a new public service video at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. The video, produced by the village in collaboration with Homewood School District 153, is aimed at improving safety around school buses. A group of Willow School kindergarten graduates star in the video.

Churchill School students paint the beauty of Homewood

Students in a summer enrichment art class at Homewood’s Churchill School decided the theme for their work would be: “What makes us different makes us beautiful.” And to represent this idea, they painted a picture of the town. 

Schools adapt to increased prevalence of food allergies

An estimated 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under 18, according to the Food Allergy Research & Education organization (FARE). That equates to about one in 13 kids or roughly two in each classroom. 



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