Business: Back in the Game sets up shop in Homewood

Back In The Game Video Games and Electronics, held a grand opening celebration for its new Homewood store Saturday, Nov. 1.

School funding legislation would hurt Homewood schools, public meeting planned Nov. 5 in Harvey

Illinois legislators are trying to find a better way to fund education, but the current statehouse proposal, Senate Bill 16 (SB16), could wreak havoc on Homewood’s schools, according to school administrators.

Legislators look for solutions to school funding challenges

As the debate about how to best fund Illinois’ schools continues, focus has shifted to Senate Bill 16 (see related story “School Funding Legislation Would Hurt Homewood Schools”).

The legislation would reduce state allocations from wealthier districts and redistribute the monies to poorer schools. The Homewood Chronicle solicited comment from legislators representing Homewood in the Illinois Legislature.

Cathryne Czarnecki recognized for service to James Hart students

Cathryne Czarnecki (third from
left) accepts congratulations
as she receives the Award for
Excellence. Joining her are
(from left) Scott McAlister,
principal of James Hart Junior
High; Board of Education
President Shelly Marks;

H-F Administrators Welcome Community for Tour on Nov. 6

Would you like to know more about Homewood-Flossmoor High School?

Whether you are a parent of an H-F student, a prospective student or a community member interested in what the high school has to offer, the H-F administration is ready to provide the information you need. Join H-F them at the first of its Community Coffees and Tours set for 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. 

H-F’s balanced budgets lead to top financial rating

It’s not easy meeting expenses when revenue is limited, but Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, serving 2,800 students, has managed to present balanced budgets the past 12 years.

Ken Parchem, H-F business manager, is proud of that accomplishment and the positive impact it has had on the district’s reputation within financial markets.

Veteran's Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at Governors State University Offers Expert Advice for Business Success

University Park, IL: October 2014 – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University (“SBDC  at GSU”) will host its 12th Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on November 13,  2014, featuring  a wide range of informative lectures and workshops from business experts.

Homewood to host public hearing on Metra budget | Proposed budget includes fare hikes, modernization plan

Homewood will host one of four public hearings scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 5, on Metra's proposed 2015 budget. Four more hearings are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6.

The hearing will be in the board room at Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Taxpayer support carries District 153 through economic hard times

Administrators in District 153 say the $7.5 million bond issue passed in 2011 has made all the difference to the district’s bottom line. Without that tax referendum money, the district would not be able to meet the community’s high expectations for its schools.

Prepare for the zombie apocalypse coming to Homewood soon

Many disasters catch us by surprise. 

Not the zombie apocalypse. We know when it will happen and where, and we have a little time to prepare. Mark your calendars for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Apollo Park in Homewood. 

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