Volunteers needed May 2 to help start the H-F organic garden

Bring your garden gloves and shovels to Homewood-Flossmoor High School between 9 a.m. and noon on May 2 and join three H-F students as they begin the community organic garden.

Homewood trustees will hold budget hearing Tuesday

Homewood residents will have a chance to comment on the village's proposed $18.7 million budget for 2015-2016 during a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.

The hearing will precede the Board of Trustees regular meeting at Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. 

Man injured in collision with bus on Vollmer Road

A 72-year-old Park Forest man was injured last Friday, April 10, when his car collided with a Positive Connections bus on its way to Western Avenue School.

County pavement repair program to include work on Kedzie Avenue in Homewood

Cook County's 2015 pavement preservation and rehabilitation projects will include work on Kedzie Avenue from 175th to 183rd streets in Hazel Crest and Homewood, according to an April 8 news release from the county.

The Kedzie Avenue project is one of a number of road improvement projects that will cover about 56 miles of roadway in 28 communities and will cost $38 million, county officials said.
Other projects in the area will include:

Flossmoor baseball, softball seasons start April 25

UPDATE: The Flossmoor Baseball and Softball opening day parade has been postponed to May 2 because of the high probability of rain Saturday morning, according to an announcement on the organization's website.

Kicking the plastic bag habit on the way to a zero waste community

Flossmoor Green Committee, local students team up to educate the community about the environmental pitfalls of plastic bags. The effort is part of the committee's goal to help Flossmoor become a zero-waste community. 

Prairie State stage to host area's stellar young musicians

Back by popular demand, the Rising Star Showcase spotlights six gifted student musicians in concert at 4:30 p.m., April 12, at the Prairie State College Auditorium.  

Presented by Friends of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, this fifth Rising Star Showcase presents “performance-ready” young artists from throughout the region, each recommended for this event by his or her music instructor, said Flossmoor resident Dory Machtinger, Friends of the IPO president.

New English texts will help District 153 teachers meet Common Core standards

Homewood School District 153 is investing $260,000 in new language arts curriculum materials that will align with Common Core standards.

9.1 percent water rate hike expected in Flossmoor

With the average water consumption for each house in Flossmoor at about 27,000 gallons every three months, a proposed water rate could increase the average homeowner’s water bill by $28.62 per quarter, or about $10 a month.

H-F Student Michael Gislason selected to All-State Scholastic Bowl team

Scholastic Bowl coaches from around Illinois voted Homewood-Flossmoor High School junior Michael Gislason to the All-State competitors team.

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