A cure for dentophobia: True stories and famous fudge

Karen O'Donnell came to storytelling from what might seem an unlikely place. 


But she was always a rather unique dentist.

Final plan for Martin Avenue streetscape wins praise, but question arises about funding

The final plan for the $1.2 million Martin Avenue Public Space project took a step forward Tuesday, Dec. 9, when Homewood trustees unanimously approved the proposal. However, a question about tax increment financing cast some doubt on its future.

Member of 1994 championship team helps Homewood honor 2014 Vikings football team

Adam Lewandowski knows what it takes to win in football. He was a member of the 1994 state champion Homewood-Flossmoor High School  football team, so Village President Richard Hofeld thought it would be fitting for Lewandowski to present the proclamation honoring the 2014 Vikings.

Quick look: Homewood trustees approve Martin Avenue plan, funding question raised

A quick look at the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9:

Drop in assessed valuation throws shadow over District 161 tax levy approval

Faced with falling property values, Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education members created some financial wiggle room Monday by approving a $25.2 million tax levy that is likely to be cut by Cook County officials.

District 161 Business Manager Frances LaBella said she expects the county to reduce the school system’s final levy amount to about $21.9 million. District officials believe that amount should cover local education needs during the next fiscal year.

James Hart School hosts annual Winter Choir Concert

James Hart School held its annual Winter Choir Concert on Monday, Dec. 8th. Performing were the 2014-2015 Panther Choir, the 2014-2015 Glee Club, and guest performers Homewood Childrens Choir, and HF Barbershop Quartets.

Panther Choir


Homewood School District 153 meeting financial obligations with $16.2 million levy

The Homewood District 153 school board approved a $16.2 million tax levy Monday, Dec. 8, that is expected to bring in an additional $428,000.

St. Joseph’s pastor emeritus James Sayers dies in Florida

Fr. James Sayers

The Rev. James M. Sayers, who served as pastor of the Parish of St. Joseph in downtown Homewood, has died in Naples, Fla. He was 82.

Holiday season stress can make domestic abuse situations worse

For many of us, the winter holidays bring joy, excitement, and special time with family members. But for many others, it is a time of anxiety, stress, fear. Consider these sobering statistics:

One in four women in the United States has experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner.


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