St. Baldrick's Day at H-F: Cold heads for a good cause

Children with cancer often lose their hair as a side effect of treatment. Saturday a number of H-F students, teachers and community members gave up their hair in show of support and to help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Have Homewood's new water meters affected your bill?

Throughout 2014, new water meters were installed in Homewood. The state-of-the-art technology replaces outmoded meters. As the new meters were installed, some residents began observing changes in water bills. We would like to document stories from residents about what difference (if any) the new meters made in bills for water usage. 

Please share any information here that you would feel comfortable sharing with the community.

We need to know your name, but we don't necessarily have to use it in a story about the new water meters. See the next item.
We prefer to be able to attribute information by name, but in some cases, people are reluctant to have their names published.
We won't publish your email address. We need it only in case we have followup questions. Thanks!
We will not publish your phone number. We only need in case we have followup questions. Thanks!
Tell us about your experience with recent water bills in Homewood? What was your typical water bill amount prior to the installation of the new water meter? Did it vary much? What was the first bill after the new meter was installed? Have you received additional bills since? Did they vary much?
Where in Homewood do you live? It's not necessary to provide your address, but maybe your block or subdivision, just to see if there are any patterns to billing changes based on location.

Paintertaining gets incentive money, announces opening reception

​​Paintertaining, a paint party company, is setting up a place to do both at 2049 Ridge Road in Homewood. The business has an opening party planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Light refreshments will be served as owners Iesha Bass-Simmons and Terrence Simmons introduce the business to the community.

Meijer project, Rauner budget loom as Flossmoor starts budget process

While Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would slash $470,000 in funds for Flossmoor this year, the Meijer development will definitely mean a permanent increase in village revenues starting in 2016.

Former dollhouse museum to become foot massage service

One empty storefront in downtown Homewood did not remain so for long. 

Homewood trustees approved a special use permit Tuesday, Feb. 24, allowing A2Z Nail Spa to expand its business to include foot massage services in 18120 Dixie Highway.

Meet your candidates: Profiles for the April 2015 local election

In January, the H-F Chronicle sent questionnaires to candidates seeking local governmental offices in the April 7 election. Most responded, giving voters an idea of who they are and what issues they believe are top priorities in local government.

H-F girls basketball team ends up fourth at state

They came very close again, but the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls basketball team had to settle for fourth place in the Illinois High School Association class 4A tournament Saturday after losing 43-41 to New Trier.

H-F girls fall short against Benet, will seek third place today

H-F girls fell to Benet 77-71 last night in a hard-fought game. They will play today for a shot at third place in the IHSA state tournament.

Portillo's restaurant will be on Homewood trustees agenda Tuesday

Homewood trustees will consider an amend the Washington Park Plaza planned unit development Tuesday, March 10, that would enable Portillo's to build a new restaurant at Halsted and 175th streets.

Problems minimal in Homewood District 153’s initial days of PARCC testing

There’s a general sigh of relief in Homewood District 153 as only minor glitches have come up during the first five days of PARCC testing.

Pre-test training sessions helped familiarize students with the test concepts and necessary computer skills, the district’s bandwidth proved sufficient for the multi-computer use and a few minor issues have been solved and chalked up to experience.


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