District 153 board remembers past superintendent Jim Mahan

The Homewood District 153 School Board held a moment of reflection upon the announcement that its former superintendent, Jim Mahan, had died Monday, March 16. He was a Flossmoor resident. (Updated at 3:20 p.m. March 17)

Second psychiatrist says suspect in grocery stabbing unfit for trial

A second court-appointed psychiatrist has found Pol Danilov not fit for trial following last October’s attack on an elderly woman in a Homewood grocery store. 

Smith family’s best friend missing for five years, finds way home thanks to ID chip

Local family recovers stolen pet more than five years later, illustrating the value of identifying microchips for pets. 

ID chips can be miracle workers helping to reunite owners with lost pets

Animal tags are required in Homewood and Flossmoor, but they aren’t a foolproof way to get a lost pet back. The best and easiest method is implanting a radio frequency identification microchip into the pet.

Potbelly's soft opening benefits H-F High School

Potbelly Sandwich Shop's soft opening raises money for H-F High School. Official opening will be Tuesday. 

H-F Scholastic Bowl team on to state championship

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Varsity Scholastic Bowl team walked away the winners in an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Sectionals competition Saturday and will now advance to state competition beginning Friday, March 20, in Peoria.

H-F will be competing in Class AA against teams from Hinsdale High School, the Illinois Math and Science Academy and Bloomington High School in the state tournament.  

H-F Orchestra offers a musical 'thank you' to the community for tour support

H-F music students who will participate in the Spain tour 
during spring break in a few weeks. The trip is made 
possible, in part, by community support.
(Provided photo)

Potbelly's to open Homewood restaurant this week

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will officially open its doors at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, but the new Homewood location will have a "soft" opening Monday that will benefit Homewood-Flossmoor High School. (Story updated at 3:30 p.m. March 15)

New teen center is a gift from Friends of Homewood Library

The second floor east side mezzanine in the Homewood Public Library will soon become a dedicated space for teens thanks to a generous $52,000 gift from the Friends of the Homewood Library.

James Hart 7th graders fall to Champaign Edison in state volleyball tournament

The James Hart Junior High School seventh grade volleyball team lost 25-13 and 25-19 to Champaign Edison Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association state volleyball tournament in Peoria.

The Panthers, 13-0 in the regular season, faced an Edison team that was 20-4.


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