Two from H-F take honors in Congressional art competition

Emma Novak of Homewood was first runner-up and Lucy Sloan of Flossmoor was second runner-up in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition hosted by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

Homewood baseball opening day: The ceremonies

Budget vote likely Monday at Flossmoor village board meeting

Village Board members Monday are expected to approve the municipal budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Prior to its budget vote, the board will conduct a public hearing in which residents and other interested parties can weigh in on village spending for the upcoming year. The village board meeting and public hearing begin at 7:30 p.m. at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

Homewood baseball opening day: The parade

Baseball is big in Homewood, and so it gets a big welcome for the beginning of each new season. Opening day Saturday, April 18, began with the annual parade, in which hundreds of team members, coaches, assistants and parents marched along Ridge Road from Irwin Park to the ballfields at Izaak Walton Preserve. 

Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle.

Parents are dedicated to fighting the disease that took their daughter

One year after losing their daughter Olivia to brain cancer, Dan and Meg Kresach are doing everything they can to defeat the killer disease. This month, Melody Mart in Homewood is hosting its Live For Liv Music-A-Thon to raise money for Voices Against Brain Cancer, a national organization that supports research into the most deadly forms of the disease.

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J.R. Rose’s ‘First Date’ still rocks in Chicago

The run of Broadway musical “First Date,” under the direction of Homewood-Flossmoor High School theater teacher J.R. Rose, has been extended a second time at the Royal George Cabaret in Chicago.

Millennium School principal ready to take her leave

Soon Shirley Watkins, principal of Millennium School in Homewood, will bid good-bye to students, teachers and administrators, not just for summer break but for the end of her career as she moves into retirement. 

For Golden Apple finalist, it’s all about cooperation, collaboration

Janet Burke, a finalist for a prestigious Golden Apple teaching award, was honored Monday by District 161 officials and community members. Those present viewed a video that offered a look at Burke's classroom and a teaching style that is far removed from the rote desk work that many remember from their own school days.


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