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Two Homewood caddies named Evans Scholars

The Western Golf Association (WGA) and the Chick Evans Scholars Foundation have selected two Homewood residents recipients of the 2015 Chick Evans Scholarship.

Ian Fitzgerald and Matthew Francesconi will receive the housing and tuition college scholarship for the four years of their college career. The scholarship is valued at over $80,000. 

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Special sale at Village Door to benefit Cancer Support Center programs

Visitors to Homewood's Art & Garden Fair this weekend will have an opportunity to help the Cancer Support Center by shopping at the Village Door Flea Market.

Homewood welcomes residents and visitors with bright new signs

New Homewood welcome signs were installed about in mid-May, and public works officials say the new versions should be long-lasting and easier to maintain.

The HF Chronicle by the numbers

Every publication starts from zero. The Chicago Tribune had to sell its first newspaper before it could sell its millionth. The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle started from zero, too, but we're encouraged by the steady increase in readers over the past year. 

La Banque Hotel soft opening Saturday sets stage for public opening Monday

After more than three years in development, the conversion of the former Great Lakes Bank building to an upscale boutique hotel is done. Workers put finishing touches on the extensive renovations late last week, and La Banque Hotel staff got its first test run Saturday at a "fire up the kitchen" soft opening event with dinner and tours.

Exceptional reader’s essay wins recognition for St. Joseph student

An essay by London Hatch of St. Joseph School written to author Anne Frank has won special recognition through the “Letters About Literature” essay contest sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Center for the Book. 

Drama Group preview: Novelist’s visit home unleashes holiday angst in 'Other Desert Cities'

After successful runs both off- and on-Broadway, “Other Desert Cities” heads to the Drama Group Studio Theater stage in Chicago Heights, opening June 12.

District 161 parents look for answers but school board withholds comment

The legalities that bind a school board meant parents left the District 161 school board meeting Monday without answers to their questions on school discipline and its enforcement.


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A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as an online publication. In December 2015 we began monthly print publication, too. Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.


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