District 161 slates Thursday forum on school discipline

Flossmoor School District 161 is hosting a town hall meeting on discipline Thursday, June 25, at the district administration center, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

School construction projects on schedule, despite recent rain

No parking. H-F High School's parking lot is under 
construction in this photo taken Friday, June 19. 

GSU community forum on state budget set for Friday

Governors State University will host a community forum from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26, focusing on how the state’s budget problems will affect the Chicago Southland. 

The free event is open to the public. It will include a panel discussion with two sub-themes: challenges of the state budget and the impact the budget will have on the Chicago Southland. 

The panelists will be:

Scenes from Drivin' the Dixie 2015

Drivin' the Dixie brought out dozens of auto and history enthusiasts Saturday, June 20, for a stop in Homewood during the trek from Blue Island to Momence. The famous highway is 100 years old this year, adding significance to the annual tour. 


Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle


Related story:
Cars, drivers and stories visit Homewood during Drivin' the Dixie tour (HF Chronicle, June 20, 2015)

Cars, drivers and stories visit Homewood during Drivin' the Dixie tour

Jeff Heilman's 1936 Buick was one of the first cars to 
arrive in Homewood during the Drivin' the Dixie 

Police Reports: June 17, 2015

38 calls: Traffic Stop (22), Hit & Run (1), Assist Fire Dept. (5), Domestic Disturbance (1), Check Well Being (1), Lockout (3), Traffic Accident with Damage (1), Burglar Alarm (1), Suspicious Subject (1), Solicitor Complaint (1), Juvenile Problem (1)

Chicago to Cairo, along the Egyptian Trail: Trail Celebrates its Centennial in 2015

Today history and auto enthusiasts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dixie Highway, a pioneering route for early auto traffic. Drivin' the Dixie is a rolling auto show that retraces the route of the famous highway through the South Suburbs. This year is also the centennial of the start of Dixie Highway's roadway cousin, the Egyptian Trail. This article by Homewood Historical Society President JIm Wright details the development of the trail and how the Dixie and the Egyptian roadways converged in Homewood.

Chopper at H-F is part of fire training exercise

Local firefighters and a number of interested residents were on hand Friday morning when a UCAN helicopter arrived at H-F High School for a training exercise hosted by the Flossmoor Fire Department. 

St. Joseph Church’s long-time pastor ready for retirement

The Rev. Richard Kozak, pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Homewood, is leaving his position on June 30 after 17 years in the community. He will offer his last Mass as pastor at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 28. A reception in his honor will follow the Mass.

Classic cars return as Drivin’ the Dixie marks highway’s centennial

Drivin’ the Dixie will bring out hundreds of local residents on June 20. The annual event, now in its 18th year, will bring nearly 200 antique, classic and muscle cars through Homewood and Flossmoor. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. in Blue Island and finish in Momence.

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