Residents tinker with community science center idea

More than 60 area residents got a chance Monday night to hear about, discuss and try out the concept of a community science center in Homewood. Mayor Richard Hofeld said the village is committed to making the center a reality, and the meeting was the first step in getting the community involved in shaping it as it develops.

Flossmoor construction in new fiscal year includes Meijer, several village projects

With Monday’s approval of the 2016 municipal budget, Flossmoor officials are looking ahead to a number of projects taking place in the village this year.

First and foremost is the construction of the Meijer superstore at Flossmoor’s southwest corner. Contractors working for Meijer are expected to start work on the 192,000 square foot store within the next few days.

Walt’s Foods shoppers to get students’ Earth Day message

As the country marks Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, shoppers at Walt’s Foods in Homewood will get a specially created message marking the day.  

Applause for Tom Brabec as he ends 18 years on District 153 board

Supporters gave Homewood District 153 board member Tom Brabec numerous well wishes, rounds of applause and thanks as he ended 18 years of service at Monday’s board meeting.

Two from H-F take honors in Congressional art competition

Emma Novak of Homewood was first runner-up and Lucy Sloan of Flossmoor was second runner-up in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition hosted by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

Homewood baseball opening day: The ceremonies

Budget vote likely Monday at Flossmoor village board meeting

Village Board members Monday are expected to approve the municipal budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Prior to its budget vote, the board will conduct a public hearing in which residents and other interested parties can weigh in on village spending for the upcoming year. The village board meeting and public hearing begin at 7:30 p.m. at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

Homewood baseball opening day: The parade

Baseball is big in Homewood, and so it gets a big welcome for the beginning of each new season. Opening day Saturday, April 18, began with the annual parade, in which hundreds of team members, coaches, assistants and parents marched along Ridge Road from Irwin Park to the ballfields at Izaak Walton Preserve. 

Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle.

Parents are dedicated to fighting the disease that took their daughter

One year after losing their daughter Olivia to brain cancer, Dan and Meg Kresach are doing everything they can to defeat the killer disease. This month, Melody Mart in Homewood is hosting its Live For Liv Music-A-Thon to raise money for Voices Against Brain Cancer, a national organization that supports research into the most deadly forms of the disease.


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