H-F High's Viking Values celebrates students for their character

 The PEACE acronym lends itself to Viking Values. The logo is on display in Homewood-Flossmoor High School's North and South Buildings. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
The Viking Values program is trying to point
out that perseverance, empathy, awareness,
compassion and effort (PEACE) help make
students more well rounded.


Homewood celebrates the season with Holiday Lights, Miracle on Martin events

Homewood will embrace the holiday spirit with two events in December, but the celebration really begins on Nov. 30 with Small Business Saturday. The annual promotion helps launch the holiday shopping season and encourages people to shop local. It will be followed on Dec. 6 with Holiday Lights and on Dec. 14 with Miracle on Martin.

Junior Friends launch food drive

From left, Shane Jursa, Lina Jursa, Addie Zawaski, Jessica Jursa and Gavin Jursa are in the lobby of the Homewood Public Library on Saturday morning promoting the food drive sponsored by the Junior Friends of the Library. The drive will continue until Nov. 22.

Chamber of Commerce heads up 3-village holiday charity effort

The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC),  in cooperation with the villages of Homewood, Flossmoor and Glenwood, will conduct a charitable drive to support three local groups this holiday season. 

H-F football taking on state power Lincoln Way East in quarterfinals

Homewood-Flossmoor knows exactly what it’s in for when it takes on Lincoln Way East in the quarterfinals of the state series Saturday.
“East is the gold standard in Illinois football. They have had everybody’s number," Vikings coach Craig Buzea said. "We are glad to have the opportunity to compete once again versus the best in Illinois and one of the premier programs in the nation.” 

Village expects three percent property tax hike

Homewood residents should expect to see a small increase in their property taxes next year. Finance Director Dennis Bubenik provided the village board with an overview of the tax levy at its Nov. 12 meeting.

Homewood amends code to match state cannabis law

The Homewood village board has amended the municipal code to regulate recreational cannabis sales and clearly define what types of paraphernalia are prohibited.

H-F students stage 'Mamma Mia!' Friday and Saturday

Guests will see, from left, Adeera Harris as Tanya, Ava Jones as Donna and Greta Schmidt as Rosie when the H-F Theatre presents "Mama Mia!" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Mall Auditorium. (Provided photo)
H-F Theatre presents "Mama Mia!" at 7 p.m. Friday
and Saturday in the Mall Auditorium. 
(Provided photo)

District 153 scores reflect switch from paper to computer testing

When the Illinois Report Card data was announced for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) exam, there was a noticeable drop in scores for District 153 sixth graders and special education students who took the test on computer compared to their scores the previous year on a paper exam, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.

‘Big shoes to fill’ as Stanley Robinson retires


The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

H-F Chronicle editor Eric Crump reflects on the 30-year career of a Flossmoor Police Officer Stan Robinson.

He also shares what he recently learned about Glenwood Academy, a very special school nearby H-F.

Read his thank-you to readers for submitting their answers to the Chronicle survey.


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