Rabid Brewing seeks liquor license amendment

Homewood trustees will consider a liquor license request from Rabid Brewing and a number of purchases, including police and public works equipment.

Rabid Brewing is asking for a license that would allow the establishment to serve alcohol outdoors. The request would require an ordinance amending the class 16 liquor license to allow outdoor sales.

In other business, the board will consider
  • A bid for crushed limestone.

District 161 students accomplish reading goal

It wasn't hard to read a million pages when the more than 2,300 students in District 161 joined forces. The district’s students started a goal for the month of May as the Million Reading Challenge Partnership and kept on reading through the end of the school year on June 7.

Cummings retires after 27 years in Army Reserves

People serving in the military still need legal services, and one Homewood attorney was there for them for 27 years. Homewood Village Attorney Chris Cummings retired in December 2017 as a colonel from the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army Reserve. 

D153 reading specialist collecting books for African visit

District 153 reading specialist Maureen Daley is taking her love of books to Africa this summer. Daley will be one of 25 people traveling to Ghana for 10 days through Literacy Empowerment Action Program (LEAP) for Ghana.

The birds head north. ‘Zugunruhe’ and an oriole peeking in the window

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Around our house, May 9 is considered Baltimore oriole day. For the third straight year, we had orioles at the feeder on May 9. At exactly 9:30 a.m., a male oriole turned up and began pecking at the orange halves that Patty had put out to attract that brand of bird.

Scenes from the first day of the Artisan Street Fair

For more information about the Artisan Street Fair's Saturday activities, visit Art & Garden becomes Artisan Street Fair with new focus, features.

D153 SMART lab drawing teachers from across the country

The two-year-old SMART lab at James Hart School in Homewood has given District 153 teachers Katie Nigro and Cheri Pesina an opportunity to show off the lab to teachers from across the United States.

Village board approves ordinance banning sweepstakes machines in Flossmoor

Some people know them as promotional kiosks. Others refer to them as sweepstakes machines. Whatever their name, they are now illegal in Flossmoor.

H-F High’s Joy Woods selected a top high school performer in Illinois

Joy Woods, a June graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, performed as one of 24 outstanding Illinois high school students at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards on June 4.

H-F board approves teachers’ contract

The District 233 school board approved a new three-year contract with the Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization, giving HFEO members an average annual increase in total compensation of 3.94 percent.
 
The agreement covers 199 teachers and 37 instructional staff at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The package was approved on Sunday, June 3, at a special board meeting. The vote was 6-0. Member Beth Larocca was absent.
 

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