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A new generation gets to meet the Fonz and is impressed, but for different reasons. 

H-F adjusts class offerings to meet students’ experiences

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School board agreed to reorganize several class offerings for the coming school year to give students greater advantages based on their previous experiences.

From frozen to frisson: The secret to a perfect holiday turkey

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from a longer piece contributed by Greg Weiss, retired Homewood teacher, storyteller and chef, that will appear in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle's first print edition Dec. 1. Because turkey is likely to be on many family menus next week, we offer this portion of the story in advance. To read more of Greg's culinary creations, find copies of our first print edition at local businesses the first week of December.

Retiring Homewood police chief to be replaced by deputy chief

Homewood will see a change of leadership in the police department in March. Village officials announced Friday that Chief Larry Burnson plans to retire, and Deputy Chief Bill Alcott will become chief.

CyberPatriot Competition has H-F students facing challenges in cybersecurity

Someone has hacked into the school’s student accounts. To students in the Cybersecurity Club at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, this is not a joke. Even though it’s a mock situation, knowing how to find the problem and come up with the solution is serious business.

First winter storm of the season could hit Saturday

Forecasters with the National Weather Service have issued a winter storm watch for Saturday that includes Homewood and Flossmoor. [Update: The National Weather Service has upgraded the storm watch to a warning, with 4 to 7 inches of snow possible tonight and Saturday.]

Park district agrees to investigate costs for splash pad replacement

The splash pad at Millennium Park is expected to be in working order next summer for the enjoyment of young children, but park officials said it’s not too early to consider a plan for replacing the 15-year-old equipment, which experienced a number of problems this past summer. 

Homewood, Flossmoor musicians march with award-winning Marian Catholic band

Homewood and Flossmoor students at Marian Catholic High School helped the school’s marching band win the Class 2A National Championship Nov. 14.

The Marian Catholic High School Marching Band took eighth place overall among 95 schools at the Bands of America Grand National Finals in Indianapolis.

Downtown Homewood takes on festive look

The window walking tour is almost ready. Window artist Margot Hallahan was putting the finishing touches on decorations Wednesday and Thursday so the displays will be ready for the holiday open house event in downtown Homewood on Friday evening. 

State Sen. Napoleon Harris announces run for US Senate

State Sen. Napoleon Harris III, of Flossmoor, announced Tuesday that he is running for the Democratic Party nomination to face Sen. Mark Kirk in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.


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