Polls open Tuesday for school, village races but will voters be there?

Weeks of campaigning come to a close Tuesday as Homewood and Flossmoor voters go to the polls to choose elected officials for their villages and school districts. If recent history gives any indication of what to expect in this year’s local elections, voter turnout will again be very low.

Concert April 12 starts St. Paul Community Church 150th anniversary celebration

Members of St. Paul Community Church have marked a golden anniversary, a  centennial and this year they are celebrating the sesquicentennial year of their church  community.

District 153 students selected to show legislators their tech skills

James Hart Junior High students from Homewood District 153 will show off their technology skills when they participate in the TECH 2015 Students for the Information Age event at the Illinois State Capitol.

Infant Jesus of Prague students earn science fair awards

Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic School will be sending 10 students to the state science fair in May, according to a news release from the school. Five of the students earned an invitation to state with projects, and three students were honored for the papers they presented at the regional science competitions.

Sen. Hutchinson to host town hall meeting about state budget

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, will host a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, to provide an update on the spring legislative session and to discuss budget issues facing the state.

Freezing temps do not deter Homewood egg hunters, human or canine

Eight thousand eggs. Four minutes.

That's about how long it takes hundreds of local children — with a little help from parents — to clear the field at Irwin Park in Homewood of treat-filled plastic eggs.

The occasional parental help was useful this year because the temperature was still a few degrees shy of freezing Saturday morning, March 28, and more than one youngster learned that it is difficult to pick up plastic eggs with mittens on.

Flossmoor Police Department provides advice for keeping homes safe during vacations

With spring break and the vacation season upon us, the Flossmoor Police Department reminds residents of the importance to take basic preventative measures to keep their homes safe and sound while traveling. In an e-alert posted Saturday, March 28, Flossmoor PD offered a number of recommendations.

Shared municipal revenues spared state budget ax, at least for now

Homewood and Flossmoor, along with other Illinois municipalities, were spared a substantial revenue cut Thursday when the General Assembly passed a quick-fix deal designed to plug a $1.6 million hole in the state budget.

Review: Blind date brings hope, curiosity to Royal George

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A universal experience dreaded by most but bravely endured out of hope and curiosity, the blind date provides unlimited fodder for any writers gutsy enough to tackle the possibilities.

Talented local trio crucial to sensational comedy

A trio of thespians with local connections, led by H-F High School's J.R. Rose, find success on the Chicago stage with the popular comedy, "First Date."

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