H-F’s balanced budgets lead to top financial rating

It’s not easy meeting expenses when revenue is limited, but Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, serving 2,800 students, has managed to present balanced budgets the past 12 years.

Ken Parchem, H-F business manager, is proud of that accomplishment and the positive impact it has had on the district’s reputation within financial markets.

Veteran's Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at Governors State University Offers Expert Advice for Business Success

University Park, IL: October 2014 – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University (“SBDC  at GSU”) will host its 12th Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on November 13,  2014, featuring  a wide range of informative lectures and workshops from business experts.

Homewood to host public hearing on Metra budget | Proposed budget includes fare hikes, modernization plan

Homewood will host one of four public hearings scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 5, on Metra's proposed 2015 budget. Four more hearings are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6.

The hearing will be in the board room at Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Taxpayer support carries District 153 through economic hard times

Administrators in District 153 say the $7.5 million bond issue passed in 2011 has made all the difference to the district’s bottom line. Without that tax referendum money, the district would not be able to meet the community’s high expectations for its schools.

Prepare for the zombie apocalypse coming to Homewood soon

Many disasters catch us by surprise. 

Not the zombie apocalypse. We know when it will happen and where, and we have a little time to prepare. Mark your calendars for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Apollo Park in Homewood. 

Bring Izaak Walton Preserve into your living room for the winter

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I know some folks visit Izaak Walton Preserve year-round. It's as nice a place for a winter walk as for a spring stroll. But for those who prefer to huddle indoors when vicious winds blast the meadows and woodlands of the preserve, there's a way to bring a little of nature's beauty with you for the duration: The sixth annual Izaak Walton Art Show.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School thanks senior citizens with breakfast, music, fieldhouse tour

More than 180 local senior citizens were given a complementary breakfast, a tour of the new fieldhouse and a chance to join the chorus singing “Happy Birthday” to two centenarians among them.

It was all part of the annual Seniors Breakfast hosted by Homewood-Flossmoor High School Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Cook's Night Out at Flossmoor Station to benefit HF Orchestra's Spain trip

Flossmoor Station will donate 15 percent of all sales, lunch and dinner, dine-in or carry-out, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to the HF Orchestra's Spring Break 2015 performance tour to Spain. To participate, present this flyer when placing an order.

H-F Senior Breakfast Gallery

More than 180 local senior citizens were given a complementary breakfast, a tour of the new fieldhouse and a chance to join the chorus singing “Happy Birthday” to two centenarians among them.

It was all part of the annual Seniors Breakfast hosted by Homewood-Flossmoor High School Wednesday, Oct. 15.

CN opens new training facility in Homewood

CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau and Illinois Gov. Pat
Quinn cut the ribbon officially marking the opening of CN's
new training center in Homewood while Homewood Mayor

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