Morning commute plagued by downed wires in Homewood

Trains on Metra's electric line are experiencing significant delays Thursday after a wire problem stopped traffic at Homewood station.

A Metra notice posted at 6:48 a.m. reported the problem and noted, "The duration of this delay is unknown but extensive delay are anticipated."

At 7:31 a.m. Metra announced that traffic on Track No. 1 was open again but was moving slowly at Homewood.  

H-F school board members agree to technology improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s technology staff will be working over the summer to keep computer networks and equipment current.

During its May meeting, Gary Posing, director of Information Services, presented the H-F School Board with a list of recommended improvements. The board approved spending $494,403 to cover the costs for the new equipment and updates. 

Flossmoor woman killed in CTA bus crash Tuesday

A Flossmoor woman was killed in a bus crash Tuesday on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

Aimee Coath, 51, was struck by the bus about 5:50 p.m. near Lake Street. Eight other people were injured in the crash, according to the report.

Students honored at St. Joseph School graduation

Waiting for the start of St. Joseph School graduation are,
from left, Lindsey Coleman, Natalie Kurowski,
Amya Hampton and Mary Kate Lynch.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

Diplomas presented to 253 James Hart graduates

Anxiously waiting for commencement to begin are, from
left, Olivia Marcana, Maeve Van Etten,
and Brianna Valentine.

Read for the benefit of others program starts today at Homewood Public Library

When you pick up a book this summer at the Homewood Public Library, you could be helping a local charity through the “Be a Hero in Our Community: Read for a Cause” program.

The library will be donating $500 to three local charities. Donations will be based on how many books are read in the Adult Summer Reading Program. The prizes will be divided between the charities — $250, $150 and $100.

Homewood police find most retailers comply with tobacco regulations

The village of Homewood last week posted tobacco compliance check results for 2015, and most retailers were found to be in compliance with regulations, according to a news release from Homewood Police Department.

All tobacco retailers in the village were inspected in three rounds of compliance checks from November 2014 to May 2015. In the 45 inspections of 15 retailers, two violations were found of regulations barring the selling of tobacco to minors.

Flossmoor cancels village board meeting

Monday’s Flossmoor Village Board meeting has been canceled. The cancellation was announced on the village’s website. No explanation for the cancellation was given.

The next board meeting will take place Monday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

Six H-F students advance in ACT-SO competition

Students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected to participate in the national ACT-SO program in July in Atlanta.

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