District 161 seeks new Heather Hill principal, special education director

Flossmoor School District 161 will be filling two key administrative positions before the start of a new academic year next summer.

Victim of Saturday’s Flossmoor fire rescued from house via window

As a Flossmoor house burned Saturday, firefighters safely removed a victim through a window to a waiting ambulance. Three search-and-rescue firefighters inside the house transferred the victim, a 90-year-old woman, to another three-member firefighting team outside the team, Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm said Monday. The victim was discovered in a hallway in the house, located on the 2000 block of Hagen Lane.

Daughter set Flossmoor fire following dispute over cigarettes, cell phone: police

A Flossmoor woman has been charged with aggravated arson and attempted first degree murder following Saturday’s fire at her home in the 2000 block of Hagen Lane.

Metra repairs to Homewood train station near completion

Metra didn't quite make its goal for completing a list of repairs to the Homewood train station by Nov. 1, but it made enough progress to please village officials. The summer maintenance project is nearing completion.

Gardening with fire: Volunteers conduct first controlled burn of the season at Izaak Walton

In the wild, unfettered fire helps keep prairies healthy. In the suburbs, some judicious fettering is a good thing. Sunday was the first day this season for Steve Wlodarski and his "small army of environmentalists" to march across Izaak Walton Preserve prairie armed with a little fire and a lot of water.

Debris, blown-out windows are evidence of fire that gutted Flossmoor house

Flossmoor fire officials said the cause of Saturday’s blaze on Hagen Lane is under investigation. One resident of the house was rescued from the house and taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known. 

Homewood will soon have its own craft brewery

Local brewer Tobias Cichon is beginning to give shape to his vision of a local craft brewery. Rabid Brewery will be located on Bretz Drive and could open in about four months, if all goes as planned.

Firefighters respond to blaze on Hagen Lane

One resident was injured Saturday night in a house fire on Hagen Lane, according to Flossmoor fire officials. Neighbors reported hearing what sounded like an explosion prior to the fire. [Updated at 11:47 p.m. Saturday]

Homewood will not sponsor pop-up shops this year, but one independent shop is already open for business

The village of Homewood will not be coordinating and marketing pop-up shops this holiday season. That doesn't mean there will be no pop-up shops, and the decision might ease some tension between the village and permanent small retailers over the recent pop-up shop program. 

Homewood doctor’s delicate touch draws out-of-state patients

Why would people cross state lines for one of the most common surgeries in the country? Patients from as far away as New York and Pennsylvania, as well as neighboring states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa, are coming to see local ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Charles Amenta,


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