Lights, camera, action – District 161 starts recording board sessions

All systems are go for video recordings of school board meetings by Flossmoor District 161. Monday’s committee of the whole meeting – a session at which the school board discusses items of interest, but takes no action – was recorded and will likely be posted on the District 161 website later this week.

H-F Master Singers begin raising money for spring trip to Europe

The Homewood-Flossmoor Master Singers will be headed to Europe next year to share their voices with audiences in Budapest, Vienna and Prague. With the tour route established, students invited to join the tour are turning their attention to fundraising to help pay the costs of the trip. 

Southland Garden Walk will showcase 8 local places of beauty Sunday

The Southland Community Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, will give those who appreciate floral scenes a chance to see some of the best in the area. Eight gardens in Flossmoor, Homewood, Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights  will be on display. 

Flossmoor songwriter's work makes it to radio

It started as a hobby, but with a talent for songwriting and a key connection, Flossmoor resident Charles Childress has seen one of his songs make it to radio. Childress and friends will be performing Friday night at Grape & Grain in Homewood.

Police Reports: June 18, 2015

49 calls: Traffic Stop (25), Burglar Alarm (7), Juvenile Problem (2), Domestic Disturbance (3), Assist Fire Dept. (2), Disabled Vehicle (1), Traffic Accident with Damage (2), Lockout (2), Check Well Being (1), Suspicious Circumstances (1), Traffic Hazard (1), Citizen Assist (1), Parking Problem (1)

District 161 slates Thursday forum on school discipline

Flossmoor School District 161 is hosting a town hall meeting on discipline Thursday, June 25, at the district administration center, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

School construction projects on schedule, despite recent rain

No parking. H-F High School's parking lot is under 
construction in this photo taken Friday, June 19. 

GSU community forum on state budget set for Friday

Governors State University will host a community forum from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26, focusing on how the state’s budget problems will affect the Chicago Southland. 

The free event is open to the public. It will include a panel discussion with two sub-themes: challenges of the state budget and the impact the budget will have on the Chicago Southland. 

The panelists will be:

Scenes from Drivin' the Dixie 2015

Drivin' the Dixie brought out dozens of auto and history enthusiasts Saturday, June 20, for a stop in Homewood during the trek from Blue Island to Momence. The famous highway is 100 years old this year, adding significance to the annual tour. 

Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle

Related story:
Cars, drivers and stories visit Homewood during Drivin' the Dixie tour (HF Chronicle, June 20, 2015)

Cars, drivers and stories visit Homewood during Drivin' the Dixie tour

Jeff Heilman's 1936 Buick was one of the first cars to 
arrive in Homewood during the Drivin' the Dixie 


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