Winter nips at spring's heel

Winter has one more trick up its sleeve. The National Weather Service is predict snow late tonight and a wintry mix Monday, with total accumulation of up to 3 inches expected. (Updated at 1 a.m. Monday)

Homewood man among 4 convicted in loan fraud scheme

A Homewood man, Brian K. Hughes, 41, was convicted Friday of four counts of bank fraud, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.

Hughes is the president of Hughes Corporate Consulting.  He was convicted by a jury Friday of four counts of bank fraud and one count of making false statements on a loan application.  Sentencing is set for June 2015.

Village adds 'no parking' signs as dispute between businesses continues

"No Public Parking" signs were placed by the Village of Homewood at the entrance to Eldridge and Eldridge Dental Group Friday after another case of vehicles being towed from a lot owned by the business.

Flossmoor fire causes extensive structural, property damage

Four members of a Flossmoor family lost their home Thursday when a fire swept through the residence, causing extensive damage.

Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm said the home, in the 2800 block of Kathleen Lane, will be “unoccupiable for a while.” The family – two parents and two children – are now living in temporary housing provided by their insurance company. The children attend school in Flossmoor, Damm said, adding that he talked to the homeowner on Friday morning.

Candidates forum shows sharply different views of H-F High School

Candidates running for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Board of Education Thursday presented widely opposing views of academics, finances and operations at what is arguably the centerpiece of the H-F community.

Braun asks Flossmoor village staff to examine possible budget cuts

As Flossmoor’s municipal budget process continues, Mayor Paul Braun has asked staff members to investigate how the village might trim its spending by 10 percent.

At Monday’s village board meeting, Braun directed Village Manager Bridget Wachtel to bring back a proposal on what a potential 10 percent reduction in the general fund – it could total about $900,000 – would look like.

County officer prevents man from apparent jump at Halsted tollway bridge

A Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer this week rescued a man who was apparently attempting to jump from the Halsted Street bridge above Interstate 80/294 on Homewood’s north end.

State Scholastic Bowl championship challenging memories of H-F students

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Scholastic Bowl team, undefeated in conference competition, will face its biggest challenge starting Friday when they compete for the state championship.

Village offices prepare to move to make way for renovations

Renovation work on Homewood Village Hall is scheduled to begin April 6, according to Village Manager Jim Marino. Public Works Department crews will be moving second-floor village departments late this week and early next week to the former Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Highway.

H-F’s award-winning Edda Magazine shows off students’ creativity

EDDA faculty sponsor Sahar Mustafah (rear, right) with
members of the EDDA Club (from left) Hyacinth Agting,
Payton Gallery,  Michael Crecco,  Raven Brown,  Vivien
Makos and Sabrina Howard.
(Photo by Marilyn
Thomas/The Chronicle)

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