Police Reports: June 17, 2015

38 calls: Traffic Stop (22), Hit & Run (1), Assist Fire Dept. (5), Domestic Disturbance (1), Check Well Being (1), Lockout (3), Traffic Accident with Damage (1), Burglar Alarm (1), Suspicious Subject (1), Solicitor Complaint (1), Juvenile Problem (1)

Chicago to Cairo, along the Egyptian Trail: Trail Celebrates its Centennial in 2015

Today history and auto enthusiasts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dixie Highway, a pioneering route for early auto traffic. Drivin' the Dixie is a rolling auto show that retraces the route of the famous highway through the South Suburbs. This year is also the centennial of the start of Dixie Highway's roadway cousin, the Egyptian Trail. This article by Homewood Historical Society President JIm Wright details the development of the trail and how the Dixie and the Egyptian roadways converged in Homewood.

Chopper at H-F is part of fire training exercise

Local firefighters and a number of interested residents were on hand Friday morning when a UCAN helicopter arrived at H-F High School for a training exercise hosted by the Flossmoor Fire Department. 

St. Joseph Church’s long-time pastor ready for retirement

The Rev. Richard Kozak, pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Homewood, is leaving his position on June 30 after 17 years in the community. He will offer his last Mass as pastor at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 28. A reception in his honor will follow the Mass.

Classic cars return as Drivin’ the Dixie marks highway’s centennial

Drivin’ the Dixie will bring out hundreds of local residents on June 20. The annual event, now in its 18th year, will bring nearly 200 antique, classic and muscle cars through Homewood and Flossmoor. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. in Blue Island and finish in Momence.

Flossmoor offers bike recycling, paper shredding on Saturday

Got an old bike in your garage that hasn’t been used in years? How about a box of sensitive personal documents detailing tax records or bank statements?

The Village of Flossmoor is offering an easy way to “recycle” an unused bicycle or dispose of personal records that should not go out with the regular trash. Bike recycling and paper shredding will take place in the Village Hall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Village Hall is located at 2800 Flossmoor Road.

Local Blackhawks fans ready for a fun day at Stanley Cup parade, rally

Area hockey fans descended upon downtown Chicago on Thursday to celebrate the Blackhawks' third Stanley Cup championship in the past 10 years. Fans from the Homewood-Flossmoor area were no exception, gathering at local Metra stations to head to the parade and rally.

Medical chopper landing re-scheduled for Friday

Tuesday’s planned helicopter landing at Homewood-Flossmoor High School was canceled when the chopper was needed for an actual medical emergency.

The helicopter landing has been re-scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, weather permitting. It will take place on the high school soccer field located near Flossmoor Road and Kedzie Avenue.

H-F Board provides position on 2005 pension policy violation

At its meeting Tuesday, the H-F Board of Education offered a statement regarding a penalty the district had to pay for violating state pension regulations, assuring the community that adjustments have been made in compensation policy since then.

Third year of Flossmoor water main project under way

Rainy weather this week didn’t stop crews from working on Flossmoor’s $7.8 million water main replacement project. Following another June downpour on Wednesday, workers from Brandt Builders installed an eight-inch PVC pipe along Collett Lane. 

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