On the agenda: Homewood trustees to consider street program, village hall renovations bid, science center concept plan contract

The two big-ticket items on the Homewood Board of Trustees agenda Tuesday, Feb. 10, are the 2015 street resurfacing program and renovations to Village Hall, totalling nearly $1 million. The board will also consider an $80,000 contract with Global Studios to pursue a concept plan for the development of a community science center, to be located in the former Ryan's Funeral Home.

District 161 superintendent questions value of state-mandated PARCC test

In a letter Friday to the Flossmoor School District 161 community, Superintendent Craig Doster questioned the value of the state-mandated PARCC test for local students and schools.

Date night with dad at annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance

The joy of having a daughter was evident when nearly 200 dads took their daughters on a special date Friday.

It was quite a fun party as little girls bopped and hopped with their dads at the Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the H-F Sports Complex.

For this special night, the girls, decked out in their fancy dresses, shiny shoes and hair done up with bows and ribbons, had their special guy open doors for them and take their coats. These gents came in suits and ties to make that special impression.

Salt timing, truck breakdowns hamper Homewood snow removal during big storm

 Public Works Director John Schaefer explains the cause of problems with snow and ice removal in Homewood this week.

High-flying Harlem Wizards coming to town for March 1 fundraiser

The Harlem Wizards will bring their sky-high slams, dynamic energy, world-class basketball tricks and aerodynamic athleticism to H-F High School on Sunday, March 1. 

Flossmoor’s Jay Readey named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Beginning Feb. 24, Flossmoor attorney Jay Readey will be one of 60 persons from across the country participating in the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. 

Everyone will sing at Homewood library Family Sing-Along

Singers and non-singers alike will have a chance to raise their voices together Sunday, Feb. 8, as Homewood Public hosts a Family Sing-Along.

Homewood baseball, softball, T-ball registration Saturday; participants should register online first

Homewood Baseball and Softball will hold registration for the 2015 baseball, softball and T-ball season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Churchill School.

Flossmoor crews fought snow for nearly 44 straight hours

In Flossmoor, public works crews started fighting the storm at 11 p.m. Saturday. They didn’t stop for two days. After nearly 44 hours of non-stop snow removal, they shut their trucks down at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Snowpeople

When conditions are just right — cold but not too cold, with just enough moisture — the snowpeople come out to play. 

The creatures proliferated in the area Sunday and Monday after Sunday's foot and a half of snow created excellent snowperson-making conditions. And in one Homewood neighborhood, they even competed for the honor of being named the Best Snowperson.

Nona Ridel, of the 18500 block of Page Avenue, said on Monday when she and her family finished shoveling, they decided to make a snowman. They ended up making a snow couple. 

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