Homewood School District 153 to conduct preschool screenings May 5 and May 15

Homewood School District 153 officials announced Monday that the district will conduct screenings to determine eligibility for its free preschool program on Tuesday, May 5, and Friday, May 15, at Willow School.

Children must be 3 years old on or before the day of screening.  Proof of residency is required at the time of screening. 

Cancer Support Center honors Canadian National at Saturday gala

The Cancer Support Center will recognize the outstanding support of Canadian National Railway by presenting the Founders Award to the Homewood-based company at its spring gala on Saturday, April 11, at Olympia Fields Country Club.

Homewood teacher addresses legislators’ questions on National Board certification

Vicki Nieto, a third grade teacher at Churchill School in Homewood, addressed the Illinois House Education Committee during a public hearing in Chicago on March 31 to share information on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification for teachers.

H-F Viking Orchestra returns from successful performances in Spain

A fabulous experience traveling and playing for crowds in Spain has given Homewood-Flossmoor High School orchestra members wonderful memories. The 60 students, six teacher chaperones and Viking Orchestra Director B.J. Engrav traveled March 26 through April 3 throughout Spain traveling to the culturally rich cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza. (Video added April 6)

Polls open Tuesday for school, village races but will voters be there?

Weeks of campaigning come to a close Tuesday as Homewood and Flossmoor voters go to the polls to choose elected officials for their villages and school districts. If recent history gives any indication of what to expect in this year’s local elections, voter turnout will again be very low.

Concert April 12 starts St. Paul Community Church 150th anniversary celebration

Members of St. Paul Community Church have marked a golden anniversary, a  centennial and this year they are celebrating the sesquicentennial year of their church  community.

District 153 students selected to show legislators their tech skills

James Hart Junior High students from Homewood District 153 will show off their technology skills when they participate in the TECH 2015 Students for the Information Age event at the Illinois State Capitol.

Infant Jesus of Prague students earn science fair awards

Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic School will be sending 10 students to the state science fair in May, according to a news release from the school. Five of the students earned an invitation to state with projects, and three students were honored for the papers they presented at the regional science competitions.

Sen. Hutchinson to host town hall meeting about state budget

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, will host a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, to provide an update on the spring legislative session and to discuss budget issues facing the state.

Freezing temps do not deter Homewood egg hunters, human or canine

Eight thousand eggs. Four minutes.

That's about how long it takes hundreds of local children — with a little help from parents — to clear the field at Irwin Park in Homewood of treat-filled plastic eggs.

The occasional parental help was useful this year because the temperature was still a few degrees shy of freezing Saturday morning, March 28, and more than one youngster learned that it is difficult to pick up plastic eggs with mittens on.

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