Cubs fans flock to Walt's in Homewood to see Anthony Rizzo

A long line of Cubs fans waited Monday for a chance to meet first baseman Anthony Rizzo at Walt's Food Center on 183rd Street in Homewood. 

Homewood woman generates STEM learning opportunities

While a growing number of parents, educators and politicians are supporting science, technology, engineering and math education, Homewood's Betsy Soehren-Jones has been a one-woman force for making STEM education happen in the South Suburbs.

Sox World Series trophy excites fans

Sox fans were thrilled seeing the 2005 World Series trophy up close on Friday at the Cancer Support Center in Homewood.

Braun named to Illinois Tollway planning council

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun has been appointed to a newly formed panel that will provide input and guidance to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority as the agency’s staff develops a master plan to reconstruct the highway between Rosemont and Oak Lawn.

Ravisloe rated among top public courses in the nation

A golfer approaches a green at Ravisloe Country Club 
earlier this month.
(Photo by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

H-F fieldhouse earns gold-level LEED certification

The new fieldhouse addition at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School North Building has earned a LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Nine streets in Flossmoor will be resurfaced this year

Flossmoor will resurface nine streets – a total of 1.34 miles -- in the village this year.

Village board members last week approved a $265,097 contract with Gallagher Asphalt Corp., of Thornton, which submitted the low bid for the resurfacing work.

Citizen Police Academy graduates 19 following 12-week program

Graduates of Flossmoor Citizen Police Academy report the experience was an eye-opener, giving them a keen appreciation for the challenges law enforcement officers face.

Sharing our suburban streets with this summer’s foxes


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True story.

I am in the car, running errands and a couple of blocks from my house. It is mid-afternoon and I have just pulled up to a stop sign. I look to the right for any oncoming vehicles and there he is. The coolest dude in Flossmoor.

Red Tent documentary, program set for July 31 in Flossmoor

Women are invited to be part of a special Red Tent experience on July 31 when filmmaker Isadora Leidenfrost presents a screening of her documentary “Things We Don’t Talk About,” and leads a discussion afterward.


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