H-F High presents scholastic honors to 60 graduates

Homewood-Flossmoor High School honored 60 top graduates at a ceremony May 9 presenting them with scholastic pins for having earned straight A’s this year, as well as for being named to the honor roll multiple times.

Criteria for being named to the honor roll are: High Honors – students were enrolled in at least five classes and achieved grades of all A’s. Honors – students were enrolled in at least five classes and received at least two A’s and no grade lower than a B.

District 161 OKs mentoring program as ‘pipeline’ for teachers to become principals

Flossmoor District 161 is looking in-house for a principal to take over at Flossmoor Hills School in 2018.

School board members Monday approved an assistant principal mentoring program to begin this fall. The program is designed to prepare a classroom teacher in District 161 to become a building principal.

Threat of violence at Parker unfounded, school officials say

Parker Junior High School officials Wednesday quickly responded to rumors about potential violence at the school before determining that the alleged threat was unfounded.

Homewood convenience store robbed Monday

Southgate Mini-Mart was victim of an armed robbery Monday morning, May 9, according to store owner Alpesh Patel.

The robber entered the store at 18747 Dixie Highway in Homewood at 10 a.m. and displayed a firearm. An employee was the only person in the store at the time, Patel said. The robber demanded cash from the register and also took a box of grape Swisher Sweet cigarillos and some cigarette lighters. 

Homewood to seek condemnation of former Bogart's Charhouse

Village officials are recommending the former Bogart's Charhouse on Dixie Highway be demolished, and Homewood trustees voted Tuesday to start the condemnation process.

Practical visionary: Homewood Science Center director sees collaboration as key to the project

When the Homewood Science Center board of directors started looking for an executive director, they were looking for someone who shared their vision and could gather the financial resources to make the vision a reality. They chose Edie Dobrez of Flossmoor to lead the way.

Meijer announces opening date for new Flossmoor supercenter

Meijer announced Tuesday that its new supercenter at Vollmer Road and Crawford Avenue in Flossmoor will open for business June 21. 

Noisy give and take along our train building zone


The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Crashing. Banging. Clanging. At all hours of the day and night. Especially at night, when noise from the trains in our midst jars us from a good night’s sleep. Welcome to warm weather nights in Homewood and Flossmoor.

Homewood Rail Festival expands to Martin Square, includes science activities

The Village of Homewood will celebrate the community's railroad history with its 12th annual Rail Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in downtown Homewood. As in the past, the event will take place in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, but for the first time, it will also include activities at Homewood's new Martin Avenue Square and at the new Homewood Science Center.


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