Brent Bachus takes his seat on H-F park board

Flossmoor resident Brent Bachus was sworn in to office Feb. 16 filling a vacancy on the Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board. He will serve until the next municipal election in April 2017.

Asking for support of Homewood Schools

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

History: Restless pioneer left mark on Homewood-Flossmoor map

There aren’t many people in the Homewood-Flossmoor area who haven’t passed over Butterfield Creek while driving down Dixie Highway. Flossmoor also has a Butterfield Road and a Butterfield Lane. Learn more about the pioneer family whose name lives on in H-F.

Flossmoor’s Richard Mantoan to host free day of dentistry

Dr. Richard Mantoan is out to change lives on March 19 by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental work as he hosts Dentistry From The Heart, his fifth charity event at his office, Southland Smiles, 19815 Governors Highway in Flossmoor.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and Mantoan and his volunteers will start seeing patients at 8 a.m.  Care will be given on a first-come first-served basis.  They expect to treat 50 patients, or as many people as they can serve by 4 p.m.

Two H-F seniors named National Merit finalists

Margaret Colton and Heather Culbertson, seniors at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, have been named finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship competition.

The effects of a proposed property tax freeze

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It is no secret that the issue of property taxes in Illinois is a sensitive subject. Currently pending before the Illinois Legislature are a number of bills that attempt to stop any increase in property taxes; that legislation aims for what is commonly referred to as a property tax freeze. But will it help tax payers?

Flossmoor crime rate decreases as 2015 thefts go down

Flossmoor’s crime rate in 2015 declined for the third straight year. Police Chief Michael Pulec said Thursday that the overall number of so-called Part 1 crimes – which include murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson — dropped from 123 in 2014 to 106 in 2015.

Technology enables Quinn McNellis’ entry into the world of daily living

Teacher Kathy Call, left, and teacher aide Terry
Hammonds, center, have seen remarkable progress
from Quinn McNellis since he’s started communicating

Four H-F students injured in Thursday school bus accident

Minor injuries were reported Thursday afternoon following a school bus accident at Birch Road and Center Avenue in Homewood. [Story updated at 1 p.m. March 4]

Movie and TV fans team up for trivia event March 11

It’s time for Fandom Trivia Night!

If you’re a Star Wars freak, remember locations in Harry Potter or know the villains Bruce Wayne has battled you might be a winner at the Fandom Trivia Night hosted by the Homewood Public Library on Friday, March 11.

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