Meijer project, Rauner budget loom as Flossmoor starts budget process

While Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would slash $470,000 in funds for Flossmoor this year, the Meijer development will definitely mean a permanent increase in village revenues starting in 2016.

Former dollhouse museum to become foot massage service

One empty storefront in downtown Homewood did not remain so for long. 

Homewood trustees approved a special use permit Tuesday, Feb. 24, allowing A2Z Nail Spa to expand its business to include foot massage services in 18120 Dixie Highway.

Meet your candidates: Profiles for the April 2015 local election

In January, the H-F Chronicle sent questionnaires to candidates seeking local governmental offices in the April 7 election. Most responded, giving voters an idea of who they are and what issues they believe are top priorities in local government.

H-F girls basketball team ends up fourth at state

They came very close again, but the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls basketball team had to settle for fourth place in the Illinois High School Association class 4A tournament Saturday after losing 43-41 to New Trier.

H-F girls fall short against Benet, will seek third place today

H-F girls fell to Benet 77-71 last night in a hard-fought game. They will play today for a shot at third place in the IHSA state tournament.

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.


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