Wandering dog wins Russian roulette – for now


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A cocker spaniel wandering in Homewood recently managed to survive Halsted Street traffic, but he still needs a new home.

Fiscal projections show Flossmoor village taxes staying the same next year

Flossmoor residents are likely to see a miniscule increase in the village’s portion of the property tax bill that comes out late next year.

Village officials are preparing to approve Flossmoor’s annual tax levy request later this month and the likely amount -- $7,454,037 – is just 2.25 percent higher than last year’s number.

Scenes from Holiday Lights 2015

Homewood's annual winter festival gave area residents a chance to enjoy shopping, dancing, music, ice sculpting. And kids had a chance to visit with Santa Claus. Good weather for a winter festival — dry and crisp but not too cold — encouraged crowds of people to gather in downtown Homewood and at Irwin Park for the various activities.

Homewood school board will decide referendum question at Monday’s meeting

On Monday, the Homewood District 153 School Board will decide the amount of a tax levy it will ask voters to approve in the March 15 referendum.

The board meets at 7 p.m. at James Hart School, 182nd and Morgan Ave.

Thornton Quarry reservoir online completion as regional flood control structure

The story "New Thornton Quarry reservoir ‘like no place else in the world’" published in the Chronicle on June 16 took a look at the H-F area’s most notable geological feature and how it is being adapted to help prevent flooding in Chicago and the South Suburbs. Since then, the quarry has officially become a reservoir, although it doesn't yet hold much water. [Update: Nov. 29, the quarry got its first significant inflow.]

Respond Now making it easy to share the holiday spirit

For lots of people, getting into the holiday spirit means heading out to shop, whether it’s buying groceries for a special dish or the latest toy to surprise a child on Christmas morning.
Anyone looking to share that festive feeling with a neighbor can find an opportunity with Respond Now, the social service agency based in Chicago Heights that serves families in Homewood and Flossmoor, among other south suburbs.

Flossmoor library invites the DIY crowd to its Inspiration Station

At Flossmoor Public Library's Inspiration Station, there’s a helpful hint from Thomas Edison on the wall: “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

District 153 students to learn the value of sharing, volunteerism on Tom Brabec Day Monday

Students in Homewood District 153 will be volunteering to help the homeless and children in hospitals on Monday, Dec. 7, the first Tom Brabec Day in Homewood schools.

When Tom Brabec retired from the Homewood District 153 School Board in May after 18 years of service, the board decided it would dedicate a day of service involving students at each of its schools. Brabec Day is meant to reflect on the many ways he shares his time and talent with the community.

The Cancer Support Center raises $41,000 on Giving Tuesday

The Cancer Support Center raised over $41,000 in online donations on Dec. 1 during the Giving Tuesday fundraiser. The Coleman Foundation matched $15,000. The funds raised will benefit those living with cancer and their families.

Print proves to be a hit for H-F Chronicle

The first print edition of the H-F Chronicle is proving to be a big hit among Homewood and Flossmoor residents happy to have a local newspaper they can hold in their hands.


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