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.

State’s Attorney Alvarez to address human trafficking at March 18 program in Homewood

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will speak on human trafficking at a 7 p.m. program March 18 at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway.

Early-bird registration ends March 7 for H-F Soccer Club spring season

Families of youth soccer players might have to use their imaginations as they trudge through snow to take advantage of Homewood-Flossmoor Soccer Club early-bird registration fees, which ends after March 7. Walk-in registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave., in Homewood, and registration is available online.

‘Vintage Vegas’ theme for PSC Foundation scholarship fundraiser March 7

Community residents are invited to a gala event at Olympia Fields Country Club on March 7 as the Prairie State College Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser to help students meet the costs of a college education.

District 161 candidates present their cases at Parker forum

At a Thursday forum, candidates running for the Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education offered differing views on how to best keep local schools strong in the face of state budget cuts and constant change.

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