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J.R. Rose’s ‘First Date’ still rocks in Chicago

The run of Broadway musical “First Date,” under the direction of Homewood-Flossmoor High School theater teacher J.R. Rose, has been extended a second time at the Royal George Cabaret in Chicago.

Millennium School principal ready to take her leave

Soon Shirley Watkins, principal of Millennium School in Homewood, will bid good-bye to students, teachers and administrators, not just for summer break but for the end of her career as she moves into retirement. 

For Golden Apple finalist, it’s all about cooperation, collaboration

Janet Burke, a finalist for a prestigious Golden Apple teaching award, was honored Monday by District 161 officials and community members. Those present viewed a video that offered a look at Burke's classroom and a teaching style that is far removed from the rote desk work that many remember from their own school days.

Parade, opening day ceremonies to launch baseball season Saturday in Homewood

Opening day of Homewood baseball will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, with the annual parade starting at Irwin Park. Hundreds of ballplayers and volunteers will march east on Ridge Road to the ball fields at Izaak Walton Preserve for ceremonies and activities to mark the beginning of the new season.

District 161 nearly finished with budget cuts for this year

Flossmoor School District 161 officials called a halt Monday to an ambitious initiative that could have cut nearly $1.7 million in expenses from the proposed budget for next year.

Interviews continue for new Parker Junior High principal

Parents, teachers, administrators and other community members are taking part in interviews this month as Flossmoor District 161 searches for a new Parker Junior High School principal.

Homewood trustees approve 2015-2016 budget, signal impending fee hike

Homewood trustees approved the 2015-2016 budget for the village Tuesday and directed staff to prepare ordinances to increase business, tobacco and liquor license fees. While the village avoided a serious hit from state budget cuts this year, officials say there's uncertainty about what the state might do next as it tries to dig its way out of a huge financial deficit.​

Linda Solotaire Sextet concert to feature the music of Johnny Mercer at Ravisloe

Remember the magic of these classic songs? "Moon River," "Charade," "Accentuate the Positive," "That Old Black Magic" and "I Remember You." Those songs and more will be heard at the next event in the TrueMuse concert series at Ravisloe Country Club as the Linda Solotaire Sextet performs "Dreams of You, the Sun, the Moon and Johnny Mercer" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

Juveniles reported fighting at Flossmoor library

At least five juveniles were involved in a fight at the Flossmoor Public Library last Wednesday, April 8. Police officers were told that fighting took place both inside the library and in its parking lot, Deputy Police Chief Tod Kamleiter said Tuesday.

Officers were called to the library at 5:50 p.m. following a report to police that a fight was in progress, Kamleiter said. They arrived a short time later and were told that the juvenile suspects were running west from the library.

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