Prairie State College’s Jazz Fest is Friday

Some of the nation’s top jazz artists will perform at Prairie State College’s (PSC) 27th Annual Jazz Fest at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium.

Village's staff to work from Ryan Funeral Home during Village Hall renovations this spring

Homewood purchased Ryan Funeral Home recently with the intention of using it as the site for a proposed community science center. While that project is still on the drawing board, the village will have a more immediate use for the structure: That's where several village offices will find a home during renovations this spring to Village Hall. 

State budget woes threaten local day care center funding

Staff at Stepping Stones Day Care in Homewood, with help from children, are urging area residents to speak to state government representatives about saving the Child Care Assistance Program, which has run out of state monies.

Reading specialist Alison Lincoln presented Morin Award

Alison Lincoln was presented the District 153 Morin Award for Excellence Monday, Feb. 9, for her outstanding efforts with students and colleagues.

Voters can hear from candidates at League of Women Voters forums

Voters can hear from the candidates running for local office at three Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters candidate forums.  Municipal elections are April 7.

H-F speech team regional champions aiming for state honors

The 12-member Homewood-Flossmoor High School speech team is moving closer to state honors after sweeping the competition and winning the title of regional champions at the Feb. 7 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional Tournament.

Flossmoor School District 161’s new school year begins on a Friday

Students in Flossmoor School District 161 will start the 2015-16 academic year on Aug. 21, a Friday. The school calendar, approved Monday by Board of Education members, extends through June 3, also a Friday.

Scenes from Suenos' performance at Ravisloe

Suenos performed at Ravisloe Country Club for the True Muse jazz concert series show. The photos are dark, but of course, it's jazz-club atmosphere, so that's what we have to work with.

Homewood community science center project moves forward

Homewood trustees approved an $80,000 contract with Global Studios on Tuesday, Feb. 10,  to begin the process of developing a community science center in the downtown area.

Sample PARCC tests give District 153 board members pause

Students will begin taking the new state mandated five-part assessment test Feb. 25, but at the school board’s meeting Monday, Brabec volunteered to come up to a computer and take a three-part practice test in math designed for a 3rd grader. 

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