Thursday’s Starry Nights concert canceled by inclement weather

The season’s first Starry Nights concert, presented by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, is the latest victim of June’s seemingly non-stop rains.

The park district announced Wednesday that Thursday’s free concert at the Irwin Center has been canceled due to the condition of the Irwin Center lawn. The show, featuring the classic rock band Voyage, has been re-scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Job applicants flock to Portillo's hiring center

Portillo's is accepting job applications at 17818 
S. Halsted St., a space located between Famous 
Footwear and GNC.
(HF Chronicle file photo)

District 153 extends contract with Kickert

Kickert’s yellow school buses will again transport children in Homewood again this coming school year. The District 153 school board agreed on Monday to extend its contract with Kickert School Bus Line of Lynwood for an additional two years.

Sister Norlee McDonnell honored for her contributions to the community

Flossmoor village officials Monday honored Sister Norlee McDonnell, a key member of the community for more than 40 years.

Samurnauts comic book superheroes created by James Hart pals

Wonder Woman!

You don’t know Samurnauts?

Samurnauts are the newest superhero troupe that’s come on the scene to save the day.

Emergency Training at H-F Tuesday

Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday the Homewood-Flossmoor High School soccer field will be the site of an emergency training exercise.

Local fire department training will include a helicopter crew from the University of Chicago landing on the field at the corner of Flossmoor Road and Kedzie Avenue, weather permitting.

The training should last an hour, according to a high school spokesperson.

Police Reports: June 11, 2015

68 calls: Traffic Stop (29), Burglar Alarm (7), Assist Fire Dept. (7), Domestic Disturbance (1), Noise Complaint (1), Traffic Control (1), Disabled Vehicle (4), Suspicious Circumstances (1), Medical Alert Alarm (3), Fire Alarm (1), Customer/Management Dispute (2), Vicious Dog (1), Retail Theft (1), Check Well Being (2), Theft (2), Lockout (2), Disturbance (2), Juvenile Problem (1)

Medical cannabis dispensary plans to open in Homewood

As the medical cannabis industry continues its slow rollout, Homewood is set to join the ranks of communities hosting cannabis dispensaries.

Windy City Cannabis Club, which was approved for licenses in four districts, is planning to open a facility on 175th Street later this year or early in 2016. Homewood is in District 40, which includes Bloom and Thornton townships. WCCC will also have dispensaries in Districts 37, 38 and 39.

Martin Avenue, a work of art

Martin Avenue became a work of art Saturday. It won't be for long. The art was created by professional artist Nancy Pochis Bank and her team with a great deal of collaboration from community artists of all ages. [More story, more photos added at 4 p.m. June 15.]

Balloon artist twists up some fun at Homewood Public Library

As part of the summer event series, the Youth Services at Homewood Public Library hosted a balloon entertainer for children and parents. “Magical Balloon-Dude Dale” is a balloon artist who combines fantastic balloon creations with comedy geared toward kids for a great family-friendly show. 


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