Homewood trustees OK pursuit of science center development, agree to purchase Ryan's Funeral Home

Homewood officials took two steps Tuesday toward the development of a community science center, envisioned as a kind of mini-Museum of Science and Industry, agreeing to hire a consultant and purchase property for the project.

Homewood trustees directed Village Manager Jim Marino to prepare a contract with Global Studios, a group affiliated with the Exploratorium in San Fransisco, to conduct the first phase of the project.

Homewood man tells tales of job as mall Santa

What is it like to be a mall Santa? The job comes with great rewards and interesting challenges, as Stewart Scott of Homewood can attest.

HF, District 161 races look like hottest April election contests

Board of Education elections in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 and Flossmoor School District 161 are likely to be the most heavily contested local races in this spring’s consolidated election.

Filing ended Monday for candidates running in the April 7 election.

Weather alert: Winter storm watch issued for Homewood-Flossmoor area (Updated Dec. 24)


The National Weather Service has revised the snowfall predictions for today. The Homewood-Flossmoor area is now expected to receive about 1 to 2 inches of snow this afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a winter storm watch that includes all of Cook County, according to a notice on the NWS website.

The watch is in effect most of the day Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Dazzling Dartmouth and other signs of the holiday season

Homewood and Flossmoor residents and businesses have enlightened and enlivened the holiday season with a great variety of decorations, from the spectacular avenue of lights on Dartmouth Avenue in Flossmoor, to the giant inflated Santa Claus at Aurelios in Homewood.

And holiday yard cards made a comeback this year, thanks to the efforts of local artist Teri Cann, who revived the yard card workshop with support from the Village of Homewood and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Above are a few holiday scenes from around the community. 

Homewood artist seeks support for walk-through children's book/exhibit

What if "normal" people could get a glimpse of what it's like to be autistic and to appreciate the challenges the condition presents for relationships with others? Homewood artist Ben G. Salus has an idea that might accomplish just that. 

H-F Board recognizes outstanding sports teams

It was a night of resounding applause for outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School athletes in fall sports at the H-F school board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16.

H-F students, staff enriched the Holiday Angels Program for the needy

The Holiday Angels Program run through Flossmoor Community Church got a big boost this year from students and staff at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Students collected specific items on the wish lists of 20 needy families selected by local school social workers. The church, acting anonymously, serves as the clearinghouse for distribution of the food, clothing and toys to those families.

2 local students get special surprise visit at school

Homewood District 153 shared a special moment in its online newsletter published Friday, Dec. 19:

"Christmas came early for Keira (4th-grade) and Kyle (6th-grade) Brockington when mom, Crystal, surprised them in their classrooms on December 16. Ms. Brockington who serves in the U.S. Navy, has been stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, since June. Her kids didn't know she had been granted a two-week leave," according to the district publication.


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