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.

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.


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