H-F school board approves tenure for 13 teachers

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Board granted tenure to 13 teachers starting with the 2015-16 school year.

Election results

Updated at 10:47 p.m. with all precincts reporting for local village, school, library and park board races. 

Homewood Public Library hosts veterans benefits fair Saturday

After serving in the military, veterans and their families are entitled to various benefits. The Homewood Public Library is hosting a veterans benefits fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, with organizations that can provide information on veterans’ opportunities and benefits.

District 161 teacher is finalist for Golden Apple award

Janet Burke, a third grade teacher at Serena Hills School, will be honored Saturday as a finalist for the 2015 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Burke is one of 30 Golden Apple finalists from throughout the Chicago area. 


Polls are open today until 7 p.m.

Anyone who isn't sure where to vote or who's on the ballot can find out at the Cook County Clerk's website.

Meijer construction to start this month: Flossmoor officials

Construction of Flossmoor’s long-awaited Meijer superstore will begin by the end of April, village officials said Monday. Mayor Paul Braun said plans for a groundbreaking ceremony are being formalized as work on the 192,000-square-foot Meijer store is set to begin.

Homewood School District 153 to conduct preschool screenings May 5 and May 15

Homewood School District 153 officials announced Monday that the district will conduct screenings to determine eligibility for its free preschool program on Tuesday, May 5, and Friday, May 15, at Willow School.

Children must be 3 years old on or before the day of screening.  Proof of residency is required at the time of screening. 

Cancer Support Center honors Canadian National at Saturday gala

The Cancer Support Center will recognize the outstanding support of Canadian National Railway by presenting the Founders Award to the Homewood-based company at its spring gala on Saturday, April 11, at Olympia Fields Country Club.

Homewood teacher addresses legislators’ questions on National Board certification

Vicki Nieto, a third grade teacher at Churchill School in Homewood, addressed the Illinois House Education Committee during a public hearing in Chicago on March 31 to share information on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification for teachers.

H-F Viking Orchestra returns from successful performances in Spain

A fabulous experience traveling and playing for crowds in Spain has given Homewood-Flossmoor High School orchestra members wonderful memories. The 60 students, six teacher chaperones and Viking Orchestra Director B.J. Engrav traveled March 26 through April 3 throughout Spain traveling to the culturally rich cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza. (Video added April 6)


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