South suburban teens swell with pride, supporting the LGBT community

Young revelers filled the Homewood Metra platform 
Sunday, heading to the Pride Parade in Chicago.

Local artists turn Martin Avenue in to a work of art

While professional artists led by Nancy Pochis Bank recreated a Georges Seurat painting on the street nearby, dozens of local artists of all ages — amateur and professional — got down on the pavement and created their own works of art.

Chalk of the Town was a new feature of Homewood's Art & Garden spring street fair. Although chalk is a temporary medium, some of the art is still visible on Martin Avenue near the intersection with Hickory Road two weeks later, especially the Seurat, which had a base coat of tempera paint to aid chalk adhesion. 

Who’s got the winning softball team — Homewood or Flossmoor?

The softball senior league championship victors will be decided on Tuesday when Homewood’s Aurelio’s Pizza Royal Pains plays Flossmoor’s Coleman Roofing Giants for the Viking Helmet Traveling Trophy, sponsored by Forever Yogurt.

H-F ballplayers to play in Negro Leagues tribute game at Sox park

Three H-F High School baseball players are playing in Wednesday’s Double Duty Classic at U.S. Cellular Field, a tribute to Negro Leagues baseball in Chicago. The game, hosted by the Chicago White Sox, celebrates the history and tradition of the Negro Leagues while promoting the next generation of African-American baseball players from the city and suburbs.

District 161 town hall meeting looks for answers to discipline questions

Nearly 60 parents and other community members brought their questions – and, hopefully, some answers – to last Thursday’s Flossmoor District 161 town hall meeting on discipline in the schools.

Doors opening Wednesday at Homewood Library’s FORT young adult room

The doors of FORT, the Homewood Public Library’s specially created young adult space, will officially swing open on Wednesday, July 1.

Flossmoor’s renovated Metra station is cause for celebration

There was a party atmosphere Friday as government and business leaders celebrated the $4 million renovation of Flossmoor’s Metra station. The rebuilt station, in full use for about a month, was dedicated in a ceremony that included a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a brass plaque that will be placed on the station wall.

HomeWoodStock: Part high school reunion, part flash mob

HomeWoodStock event logo by Tina Landry Otte.

Imagine Woodstock: muddy fields, a sea of people and music on the breeze day and night.

Now imagine something similar in spirit but without the mud.

H-F first of Chicago’s suburban schools to offer International Baccalaureate diploma for gifted students

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students
Jordan Kouassi and Joel Osei presented their art projects
to the H-F school board in May.

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

James Hart teacher’s home destroyed by Coal City tornado

Fundraising efforts are under way for James Hart Junior High School teacher Ric Druse, whose Coal City home was destroyed by a tornado Monday.


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