H-F grad to play key role at 2016 Democratic National Convention

When the Democratic National Convention opens in Philadelphia in July 2016, you’ll see the candidates, the delegates and the convention’s press secretary, Lee Whack, a 2002 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Hart Panthers take second place in state

Homewood’s James Hart Junior High baseball team captured second place in the state in the Illinois Elementary Education Association’s baseball championships this weekend.

The 18-member team won 11-9 Friday night to advance to the finals on Saturday. The team beat Pleasant Plains to advance to the finals against Coal City.

This is the first year Hart had a baseball team. The coaches are Matt Somodi and Grant Sikkema.

Start the presses! Community backs print edition of the Chronicle

In just two weeks, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle raised enough money from the community to put out its first print edition.

The Chronicle quickly met—and exceeded—its goal of $3,500 through a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com and at a community open house at Grape & Grain in Homewood.

Irons Oaks pond to be rehabilitated to natural state

(Photo by Tom Houlihan/HF Chronicle)

Seniors invited to annual community breakfast at H-F High School

A special invitation is being extended to senior citizens to give them a chance to learn about and walk through the halls of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Four large signs likely in efforts to warn truckers about Vollmer Road viaduct

Flossmoor Village Manager Bridget Wachtel told village board members last week that four large signs are being considered in the latest attempt to let truckers know that they will never get through the Vollmer viaduct.

Walls up and roof on the way at Flossmoor Meijer site

Following an exceptionally busy summer, a flurry of activity is continuing at Flossmoor’s Meijer superstore site. Construction started the first week in July. It took about two weeks for crews to install the walls using cranes and 12-foot by 24-foot prefabricated sections. Bugner said about half the roof deck is already in place and installation of interior plumbing and electrical systems has started. 

Homewood residence damaged but no injuries in Tuesday night fire

No one was injured in a house fire in Homewood Tuesday night, but the residence suffered extensive damage, according to fire department officials.

James Hart Panthers ready for state baseball finals this weekend

The James Hart Panthers are on a winning streak and will head to Peoria for the state baseball finals. The Homewood District 153 team is in its first year and letting it be known that this will be a powerhouse team in the future.

Running for fun and the fund raises $10,000 for District 153

Runners had a perfect day on Sunday, Sept. 20, for the Foundation 153 Fund Run. This 5K run/walk helped the Homewood District 153 Schools Foundation raise money that goes directly into school projects. The estimated $10,000 raised this year will help underwrite faculty enrichment programs.


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