H-F actors to present 'James and the Giant Peach' as children's musical

‘James & the Giant Peach’ presented at H-F High A beloved children’s story, “James & the Giant Peach,” will be presented as a children’s musical at Homewood-Flossmoor High School Sept. 25 and 26.

Flossmoor receives 37th straight award for excellence in financial reporting

Flossmoor is continuing its unbroken string of excellence in financial reporting, a record that goes back to the late 1970s. For the 37th straight year, the village has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association

Two H-F students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Homewood-Flossmoor High School seniors Margaret Colton and Heather Culbertson have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are in the running for a share of the $32 million in scholarship money National Merit Scholarship Corporation will award in spring 2016.

Rabid bat discovered near Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor

A rabid bat was discovered Wednesday in the vicinity of the 1400 block of Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor. According to the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control, the bat was submitted for rabies examination and determined to be rabid by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory. The department advises anyone who has been exposed to or bitten by a bat to contact their doctor. 

H-F League of Women Voters participate in Sept. 22 national voter registration drive

Being a registered voter guarantees your right to vote. That’s why the League of Women Voters is conducting a national voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Locally, members of the League of Women Voters of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area will help residents get registered or update their registrations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway.

As one-side parking change looms, Flossmoor steps up information efforts

With two weeks to go before new Flossmoor parking regulations go into effect, village officials are stepping up efforts to inform citizens about the changes, including a parking ban on the hydrant side of most neighborhood streets.

Artists Walk Theatre brings professional theatre back to the South Suburbs with production of 'Lost in Yonkers'

When the cast of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" take the stage at 2 p.m. Thursday at Flossmoor Community House, they will mark the return of professional theatre to the South Suburbs. The production of Artists Walk Theatre is the culmination of three years of work by the new theater organization. Its formation began almost as soon as Illinois Theatre Center (ITC) closed in 2012, according to Director David Boettcher. [Updated Sept. 18]

Suspect in attempted armed robbery charged as juvenile

The suspect apprehended after an attempted armed robbery of an off-duty police officer in Homewood late Thursday has been charged with attempted vehicular hijacking and attempted armed robbery, according to Homewood police.

In an update  on the case posted Monday, police said the 17-year-old was transported to the juvenile detention center in Chicago.

Homewood welcomes Portillo's Hot Dogs and its psychedelic bus

Portillo's Hot Dogs fans lined up Tuesday morning to savor their favorite dishes from the popular suburban chain after company founder Dick Portillo and Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld cut the ribbon to mark opening of the new restaurant at 175th and Halsted streets. [Updated at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 16]

Popular scarecrow contest returns to Homewood Fall Fest

The invasion of scarecrows at the 2014 Homewood Fall Fest — prompted by the first scarecrow contest — was so popular that the village Beautification Committee and festival organizers are hosting the contest again. 

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