Flossmoor author spins web of secrets, celebrity in ‘The Ghost Network’


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"The Ghost Network,” a first novel by Flossmoor native Catie Disabato, is a wild ride mashup of fantasy, mystery, pop culture send-up and social commentary. The primary mystery concerns the disappearance of an international celebrity, but there is much more to this dense and tightly raveled tale.

Ten questions for 'The Ghost Network' author Catie Disabato

H-F graduate and Flossmoor native Catie Disabato is getting good reviews for her first novel, "The Ghost Network." Tom Houlihan interviewed Catie recently to learn more about the book and about her writing career.

Park staff special efforts are keeping Splash Pad operational

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District staff got numerous positive comments from board members Tuesday for the time and effort they put in keeping the splash pad operating. Staff has certainly had its challenges with the popular water feature, which has been plagued by mechanical problems this summer. 

Seat opens on Prairie State College Board

Voters in Homewood and Flossmoor interested in higher education may apply by Aug. 3 for an open seat on the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees. The new trustee will serve until the April 2017 election.

Trustee Peg Donohue resigned from the board after serving for eight years. 

Donohue worked for many years at Governors State University. She also has been involved in numerous south suburban organizations.

Man arrested on gun charge at Flossmoor Metra station

A Flossmoor man is facing a felony weapons charge after allegedly taking a handgun from his family’s home, police said.

Martell Harris, 22, of the 3000 block of MacHeath Crescent, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon following his arrest at the Flossmoor Metra station, according to a police report.

Homewood police participate in summit on safety and violence prevention

Homewood Police Department Deputy Chiefs Denise McGrath and Bill Alcott were among 30 south suburban police chiefs and social service advocates joining U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) at a Summit on Public Safety and Violence Prevention.

Percy Harris sworn in as new Homewood library trustee

Percy Harris took his seat on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, July 15.

Register to vote at League of Women Voters booth at Homewood Farmers Market

You can register to vote and test your civics knowledge when you visit the booth hosted by the League of Women Voters of Homewood-Flossmoor at the Homewood Farmers Market July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22 and Oct. 3.

As soccer's popularity rises, HF Soccer Club prepares for big fall season

As HF Soccer Club heads into the second season of its 41st year, popularity of the sport continues to rise, according to club officials. Club President Cyrus Elion and longtime club official Ray Cook were at the Homewood Farmers Market on Saturday, July 18, to spread the word about registration for the fall season.

Students' lemonade stand proceeds to help teacher who lost home

The weather was hot and humid Saturday, and that gave a boost to students selling cold lemonade at the Homewood Farmers Market to raise money for their former science teacher, whose home was recently destroyed by a tornado.


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