The HF Chronicle by the numbers

Every publication starts from zero. The Chicago Tribune had to sell its first newspaper before it could sell its millionth. The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle started from zero, too, but we're encouraged by the steady increase in readers over the past year. 

La Banque Hotel soft opening Saturday sets stage for public opening Monday

After more than three years in development, the conversion of the former Great Lakes Bank building to an upscale boutique hotel is done. Workers put finishing touches on the extensive renovations late last week, and La Banque Hotel staff got its first test run Saturday at a "fire up the kitchen" soft opening event with dinner and tours.

Exceptional reader’s essay wins recognition for St. Joseph student

An essay by London Hatch of St. Joseph School written to author Anne Frank has won special recognition through the “Letters About Literature” essay contest sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Center for the Book. 

Drama Group preview: Novelist’s visit home unleashes holiday angst in 'Other Desert Cities'

After successful runs both off- and on-Broadway, “Other Desert Cities” heads to the Drama Group Studio Theater stage in Chicago Heights, opening June 12.

District 161 parents look for answers but school board withholds comment

The legalities that bind a school board meant parents left the District 161 school board meeting Monday without answers to their questions on school discipline and its enforcement.

Are we contributing something of value? Some readers think so

We’ve been meeting you at the store, at church, at meetings and community events, and of course, through Facebook. We’ve been hearing positive things about our work over the past year and appreciate all your comments. As we approached our first year as your news source, we got these special comments from readers that we wanted to share:

Portillo’s opens hiring office for 200 positions

Portillo’s Restaurant is opening a hiring office June 16 at 17818 S. Halsted St. in Homewood. The restaurant has 200 staff positions to fill for its Monday, Sept. 15, opening. 

Global Fusion to close its doors, open new options

Global Fusion is about to go storeless.

The masks peering from the walls, the carved wooden figures, the colorful fabrics and handcrafted furniture and jewelry — everything is handcrafted and everything has a story to go with it.

What, no click bait? Why the Chronicle follows different path

Welcome to the Kardashian-free zone. You may have noticed a complete lack of celebrity news at the HF Chronicle. A total drought of juicy tidbits about Miley, Jay Z, JLaw or Bieber. So what the heck are we doing anyway?

2 vehicles, electronics taken from Homewood residence while family slept May 24

Two vehicles were stolen from a Homewood residence overnight May 23-24, according to a police report.

The vehicles taken from the 18900 block of Jodi Terrace were a 2008 gray Ford Taurus and a red Ford Ranger with an unspecified model  year, according to the report, obtained by the HF Chronicle through a FOIA request. 

The vehicles were taken between 11:55 p.m. and 5 a.m. May 24. The keys to the vehicles were taken from inside the home.

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A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as an online publication. In December 2015 we began monthly print publication, too. Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.

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Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661
Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]
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Flossmoor, IL 60422