Public Art Commission seeks submissions for 'Flags of Flossmoor'

The Flossmoor Public Art Commission is seeking artists and photographers to submit digital images of original artwork to be printed on outdoor flags. The printed flags will be on display on lampposts lining the streets of downtown Flossmoor throughout the summer and available for public auction culminating at Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 7. 


Willow School students cruise to first grade

Beep! Beep! Box Car Parade coming through at Willow School! The kindergarteners stayed in their lane and obeyed the speed limit as they brought their super duper roadsters out for a spin on the grounds of the school Tuesday.

Why blackface carries the weight of history


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One common theme in the community reaction to the recent blackface incident — four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who posted a video online of themselves in blackface — was that this is a teachable moment. It sure is.

One thing I’m learning is why blackface is so offensive. 


New arts organization's gallery opens Thursday

The Homewood Arts Council is planning the Thursday grand opening of its art gallery at 2023 Ridge Road from 6 to 10 p.m. For local art lovers, it will be a prelude to Homewood's Artisan Street Fair, which begins on Friday.

H-F Class of 2019 graduates

Take a look at a few of the more than 650 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who graduated June 2.

Nuances of nationalism, illusion of diversity must be faced in H-F


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I was still half-asleep, and fully cursing the rising sun when national headlines of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students in blackface came across my screen. I wish I could say that the news of suburban white boys painting their faces black left me anything more than disappointed.

Interested in change? 3 tips to channel passion into volunteering


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Lately, we have all witnessed suffering and observed events that perhaps enraged our senses and shook our spirits to the core. If the craziness of the world lights a fire under you to make a change, one productive way to channel your energy is by volunteering. 

Retiring teacher brought 5-day PE classes to D153

Marge Laskero was a new teacher who took the initiative to ask for a change. Her action has impacted Homewood students the past 33 years. She will retire from District 153 after 34 years.


H-F board approves construction of fine arts wing

Work on a new Fine Arts wing at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will begin in July. 
At a special board meeting Sunday, June 2, the $13,987,495 contract was awarded to Cosgrove Construction of Joliet by unanimous vote. 
The board has sufficient funding for this project. If all goes according to plan, the work should be completed in October 2020.

Willow’s social worker Lynn Calhoun gave hugs, support to students

When the Lynn Calhoun decided four years ago that June 2019 would be her retirement date from District 153, she didn’t really give it much thought. Now that it’s here, she realizes leaving will be difficult.


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