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.

Former pop-up shop opens boutique in Homewood

Owners of an upscale boutique business announced Thursday that they will open a permanent store at 18100 Martin Ave. in Homewood.

H-F girls basketball ready for state title

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Girls Basketball team will be competing this weekend for the Illinois High School Association’s Class 4A state title when they play Benet Academy tonight at the Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.  

H-F chess team competes at state tournament, looks to future

The H-F Chess Team participated in the State Chess Tournament in Springfield Feb. 13-14, and according to Coach Dwight Morton, the young team did well, coming away with a 3-4 record.

Flossmoor police report 30 percent crime rate drop in 2014

Flossmoor’s crime rate in 2014 dropped sharply from the year before, according to figures from the village’s police department released this week.

Two face charges after allegedly trying to outrun Homewood police

Two men face a number of criminal charges after allegedly attempting to outrun Homewood police on Interstate 80 early Friday, Feb. 27.

The driver, Willie Banks, 38, of the 13600 block of Eggleston in Riverdale, was charged with aggravated fleeing, driving with a revoked license, reckless conduct, operating an uninsured vehicle and use of an unsafe tire, according to a police report.

Flossmoor receives award for excellence in financial practices

Flossmoor was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) on Monday by the Government Finance Officers Association for the 36th consecutive year.

Flossmoor Farmers Market canceled for 2015

Fresh fruits and vegetables will not be for sale at the Flossmoor Public Library parking lot this summer. Village officials announced Monday that the Flossmoor Farmers Market, a downtown attraction since 2006, has been canceled, at least for this year.

Gallagher earns speech honors for Prairie State College

Colin Gallagher of Homewood has found a niche in public speaking.

As a member of the Prairie State College (PSC) speech team, the sophomore has placed at four recent competitions and is hoping to represent PSC in national competition.


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