H-F Park Board extends medical insurance coverage

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board members, calling medical insurance a special benefit for employees, decided not to make major policy changes despite an 11 percent increase in premiums.

Volunteers gearing up for Respond Now fundraiser Sept. 12

Sue Perkins of Homewood has seen the faces of those in need. That’s why her work as a volunteer at Respond Now is so important to her. She and hundreds of others will come together on Saturday, Sept. 12, for the 4th annual Respond Now 5K Run/Walk for Hunger starting at 9 a.m. at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields.

Global Leaders Program inspiring H-F’s Staton to set high goals

Homewood-Flossmoor High School junior Alexandria Staton will spend the next two years strengthening her leadership and science skills through the Global Leaders Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

Metra adds Homewood station engineering study to budget while short term maintenance projects continue

The flurry of attention and activity around Metra's portion of the Homewood train station has continued this week. Tuesday night two Metra officials attended the village Board of Trustees meeting to provide an update on maintenance work, and Wednesday three Homewood officials attended the Metra Board of Directors meeting to discuss current Homewood station projects and witness the next step in a major renovation project.

Ribbon-cutting event marks official opening of Parker addition

When the building now known as Parker Junior High School first opened, in 1953, it had 10 classrooms. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, the District 161 community celebrated the opening of the latest iteration of the 63-year-old junior high school, which now covers a total of 130,000 square feet.

Fall opening date seen as Dolphin Lake recreation complex nears completion

What’s happening at 183rd Street and Governors Highway is nothing less than a transformation of one of the H-F area’s most visible intersections. The new building will probably be ready for occupancy around Sept. 20.

Park district honors volunteers, sponsors at first-ever event

Temperatures were cool Tuesday but feelings were warm as the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosted its first-ever appreciation event for volunteers and sponsors.

Walmart wins Class 8 tax break, gets tough questions from Homewood residents

Walmart is coming to Homewood. But the retail giant's reception will be mixed at best, if the prevailing views expressed at the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday are any indication. (Story updated at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday)

District 153 Fund Run set for September 20

Get ready to run, walk or make a dash in support of Homewood schools at the 2015 Fund Run on Sept. 20 hosted by Foundation 153.

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