Orland junior high principal named to top post at Parker

Parker Junior High School has a new principal. David Kennedy, a 17-year teacher and administrator, has been appointed principal at Parker. Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster announced the appointment at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

Homewood trustees to consider next step in establishing new TIF district

Homewood trustees will considering moving forward on the formation of a new TIF district to replace one that was terminated in August. The meeting Tuesday, May 12, is at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.

Sneak peak: La Banque renovations near completion

La Voute Bistro is still taking shape, but in a little less than a month, the whine of power saws will be replaced: The sound will be of music and the wine will be by the glass.

The bistro is a key feature of the long-awaited La Banque boutique hotel on the northwest corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue.

Grand opening festivities will culminate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening June 13, and the hotel will be open to the public June 15. 

Richard Lites continues as H-F District 233 board president

A reconstituted Homewood-Flossmoor High School board elected Richard T. Lites its president for another term on May 4. David Mayer was elected vice president/secretary.

La Banque holds contest to collect photos, stories of Homewood's historic bank

La Banque Hotel is holding a photo and story contest, inviting residents to submit bits of history from the series of banks that operated at the northwest corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue since 1925. 

Unique ceremony marks opening of Fratello's deli in downtown Homewood

Fratello's Deli staff serve food samples to Homewood 
officials Friday during a reception marking the opening 
Monday, May 11, of the shop at 18201 Dixie Highway. 

Guidance Office serves as an important directional for H-F students

Decisions are hard to make — especially when you’re a teenager. At Homewood-Flossmoor High School, the Guidance Office staff works to provide the best advice for students starting in junior high, said Jim Schmidt, guidance department chairman.

Homewood’s Meghan Muldoon receives AAUW scholarship

Homewood resident Meghan Muldoon, a nursing student at Prairie State College (PSC), has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grant for 2015-2016.

Ugandan rabbi heads to South Suburbs to celebrate Sabbath

An international celebration no one could have imagined earlier this year will come together Saturday morning, May 9, in Olympia Fields. Rabbi Gershom Sizumu, spiritual leader of the Abayadaya Jews in Uganda, will conduct the 10 a.m. Sabbath services at the historic Temple Anshe Sholom on Western Avenue. 

With the spring migration, winged visitors arrive at our feeder


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

It is time for the spring migration at our bird feeder. And you never know what the day will bring.


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