Homewood trustees to consider business incentives for baseball bat company

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday that would provide incentives for a new baseball bat manufacturer to establish a shop in town. Homewood Bat Company has applied for $100,000 from the village's Business Incentive Program.

Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake gets rave reviews

Hundreds of people gave their applause and offered rave reviews at an open house Sunday for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s work in developing the new Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake.

H-F’s Viking Broadcasting celebrates 50 years of WHFH Radio and TV successes

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Viking Broadcasting Company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of WHFH radio and the many successes of the thousands of students who spent time in front of a microphone or TV camera. Alums of the program met Saturday night to celebrate its success.

Writer Eileen Ladin-Panzer is guest speaker at NCJW Nov. 4 program

Eileen Ladin-Panzer, will discuss her book, “A Life Less Lived” at the Nov. 4 program hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. The 6:30 p.m. event is at Temple Anshe Sholom in Olympia Fields. 

Jogger cut during attempted robbery in Homewood neighborhood Thursday night

A jogger suffered a cut during an attempted robbery late Thursday on Highland Avenue, according to Homewood police. [Additional information added Oct. 27]

Mother charged with battery after fight linked to social media dispute

A Hazel Crest woman this week was charged with aggravated battery, a felony, following a fight that appeared to be linked to a dispute over social media between her daughter and another girl, Flossmoor police said.

Touchy-feely garden gives Willow School students insights into the basics of nature

The smell of fresh mint. The look of a tomato on the vine. The feel of digging in the dirt. The sight of butterflies and birds. The touch of a worm. Willow students in the Garden Club experience them all.

IJP’s pastor witnesses Pope Francis’ historic trip to Washington

During Pope Francis' recent visit to the U.S., the Rev. Michael Nacius of Flossmoor's Infant Jesus of Prague Church was there to witness the historic and inspiring occasion.

Hands from the Heartland will meet Saturday to produce woolen items for veterans

Hands from the Heartland will be holding its final meeting of the year at 10 a.m. Saturday, and homeless veterans will be warmer this winter for their efforts.

The group will spend two hours knitting or crotcheting woolen items that will be provided to homeless veterans from the region who are registered at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital in Chicago, according to spokeswoman Mary McDermed.

The group will meet for two hours at Homewood Public Library.

Zombie Fun Run, pumpkins and beer events cancelled

Two weekend events have been cancelled because of lack of registrations, according to organizers.

The Zombie Fun Run, an annual event that benefits Homewood-Flossmoor High School bands, would have been held at Apollo Park on Saturday afternoon.

Organizer Anne Colton said the event is expected to return next year.

"The Zombies will return to their slumber until next fall," she said. "They are certain to be hungry for victims (aka runners) next year!"

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