60th Spring Housewalk in Flossmoor slated for May 20

Five distinctive homes will be on display during Flossmoor Service League’s annual Spring Housewalk on Wednesday, May 20. The Spring Housewalk, now in its 60th year, is held each year on the third Wednesday in May and features Flossmoor residences that reflect different architectural and decorating styles. 

H-F students presenting children’s play April 30-May 2

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students will present “Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy,” a story of friendship with a message for children grades 5 and up, at 7:30 p.m. April 30, May 1 and 2.

The Drama Group production of 'Hairspray' begins May 1

On May 1, under the direction of Charlie Misovye, the legendary Drama Group brings Tracy and the 2002 multi-Tony Award Broadway blockbuster, “Hairspray,” to life on the Bloom Auditorium Theatre for three weekend performances.

Homewood trustees agree to sell portion of 175th Street to enable Menards expansion

Homewood trustees unanimously approved two measures Tuesday that are designed to enable Menards to expand its store on Halsted Street — and remain in Homewood.

Hazel Crest man charged with ammunition possession

A Hazel Crest man was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday after Homewood police received reports of a man looking into cars at McDonald's restaurant at 3132 183rd St.

Terry Dingle, 25, of the 18100 block of Kedzie, was charged with illegal possession of ammunition and resisting a peace officer, according to a Homewood police report.

Young and old enjoy tall tales of renowned storytellers

Award-winning storytellers Bill Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin proved great stories are not confined to books at the Homewood Public Library as they weaved tales for a delighted audience at an April 20 program. 

Years of planning led to Meijer groundbreaking, officials say

Tuesday’s groundbreaking for the Meijer superstore was heralded as the beginning of a new commercial partnership and also the culmination of a six-year effort to bring the Michigan-based retailer to Flossmoor.

Trailer with refinery equipment can’t make it through Flossmoor viaduct

A truck pulling a giant piece of equipment to an Indiana oil refinery had to be re-routed through a Flossmoor neighborhood Tuesday morning when the driver realized his cargo would not be able to clear the Metra viaduct.

Lacrosse, H-F’s newest sport, has a coach with a passion

Back in 2005, Mark Thompson didn’t have to be coaxed into coaching lacrosse at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. That he’s still at it nearly a decade later says much about his love of the sport and willingness to work with young people.

Martin Avenue closed Monday as streetscape construction begins

Martin Avenue between Ridge and Chestnut roads was closed Monday, April 27, as streetscape improvements began. The project is the first phase of an effort to upgrade Martin Avenue from Village Hall to Kroner Avenue. 

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