Annual Parade of Lights honors fallen firefighters

The annual Parade of Lights arrived in Homewood shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

The procession of area fire department vehicles started in South Holland following a ceremony to honor fallen firefighters. 

Photo by Quincy Crump. Video by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle.


Flossmoor homeowner: Butterfield Creek is carrying away my yard

Butterfield Creek, a normally slow-moving stream as it passes though Flossmoor, is causing substantial property damage, a homeowner told the village board Monday.

H-F Board passes balanced budget despite state aid reductions

Long-range planning helped Homewood–Flossmoor District 233 pass its 13th consecutive balanced budget, according to Ken Parchem, the district’s business manager.

State funding has dropped the past five years, but the school board — working with Parchem — has managed to reduce expenses to meet the financial challenges. At its September board meeting, the board approved a budget of $53.4 million and gave kudos to Parchem for his outstanding work.

One-side-only parking takes effect on Flossmoor streets

Flossmoor’s one-side-only parking regulations officially took effect last week but actual enforcement of the new law is still nearly two months away. In the meantime, village officials continuing their education campaign so that residents know about the parking changes.

H-F grad to play key role at 2016 Democratic National Convention

When the Democratic National Convention opens in Philadelphia in July 2016, you’ll see the candidates, the delegates and the convention’s press secretary, Lee Whack, a 2002 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Hart Panthers take second place in state

Homewood’s James Hart Junior High baseball team captured second place in the state in the Illinois Elementary Education Association’s baseball championships this weekend.

The 18-member team won 11-9 Friday night to advance to the finals on Saturday. The team beat Pleasant Plains to advance to the finals against Coal City.

This is the first year Hart had a baseball team. The coaches are Matt Somodi and Grant Sikkema.

Start the presses! Community backs print edition of the Chronicle

In just two weeks, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle raised enough money from the community to put out its first print edition.

The Chronicle quickly met—and exceeded—its goal of $3,500 through a fundraising campaign on and at a community open house at Grape & Grain in Homewood.

Irons Oaks pond to be rehabilitated to natural state

(Photo by Tom Houlihan/HF Chronicle)

Seniors invited to annual community breakfast at H-F High School

A special invitation is being extended to senior citizens to give them a chance to learn about and walk through the halls of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Four large signs likely in efforts to warn truckers about Vollmer Road viaduct

Flossmoor Village Manager Bridget Wachtel told village board members last week that four large signs are being considered in the latest attempt to let truckers know that they will never get through the Vollmer viaduct.


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