Seniors invited to annual community breakfast at H-F High School

A special invitation is being extended to senior citizens to give them a chance to learn about and walk through the halls of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Four large signs likely in efforts to warn truckers about Vollmer Road viaduct

Flossmoor Village Manager Bridget Wachtel told village board members last week that four large signs are being considered in the latest attempt to let truckers know that they will never get through the Vollmer viaduct.

Walls up and roof on the way at Flossmoor Meijer site

Following an exceptionally busy summer, a flurry of activity is continuing at Flossmoor’s Meijer superstore site. Construction started the first week in July. It took about two weeks for crews to install the walls using cranes and 12-foot by 24-foot prefabricated sections. Bugner said about half the roof deck is already in place and installation of interior plumbing and electrical systems has started. 

Homewood residence damaged but no injuries in Tuesday night fire

No one was injured in a house fire in Homewood Tuesday night, but the residence suffered extensive damage, according to fire department officials.

James Hart Panthers ready for state baseball finals this weekend

The James Hart Panthers are on a winning streak and will head to Peoria for the state baseball finals. The Homewood District 153 team is in its first year and letting it be known that this will be a powerhouse team in the future.

Running for fun and the fund raises $10,000 for District 153

Runners had a perfect day on Sunday, Sept. 20, for the Foundation 153 Fund Run. This 5K run/walk helped the Homewood District 153 Schools Foundation raise money that goes directly into school projects. The estimated $10,000 raised this year will help underwrite faculty enrichment programs.

Residents invited to raise questions, discuss issues at 'Drinks and Dialogue' event

The Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters is recruiting for new members, inviting them to a Drinks and Dialogue event at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Grape and Grain, 18031 Dixie Highway. 

Van Drunen Ford celebrates 85 years as oldest Chicago Ford dealer and family-owned Homewood business

Morse Van Drunen started a car dealership in 1930 that is still owned and operated by his family. Van Drunen Ford in Homewood is marking the 85th anniversary of Ford’s oldest Chicagoland dealership, and Homewood’s oldest business continuously operated by the same family.

Local legislators not hopeful about quick end to budget impasse

Local legislators believe the impasse in Springfield is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. At a Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters program Sept. 9, Rep. Al Riley (D-Hazel Crest), Rep. Will Davis (D-East Hazel Crest) and Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) offered insights into the issues confronting state government.

Downtown Chicago event Oct. 8 marks the centennial of the Dixie Highway

The final event to mark the 100th anniversary of the organizing of Dixie Highway, the country’s first interstate route, will be a 10 a.m. ceremony on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 8.

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