Homewood joins other municipalities in opposing proposed cuts to state funding

Homewood trustees approved a resolution Tuesday, March 10, expressing opposition to Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut state funding to municipalities by 50 percent.

The resolution states, "The Village of Homewood urges the governor and the General Assembly to protect full funding of the Local Government Distributive Fund and other revenue sources that allow local governments to provide for the health, safety and general welfare of their residents."

Jenna Kiel serving as clinical director at Cancer Support Center

Dr. Jenna Kiel has been named the new clinical director for The Cancer Support Center. Staff at the center became familiar with her work when Kiel interned there when she was a doctoral student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. 

6 decades of pancakes: Local Boy Scouts to host annual pancake breakfast Saturday

Boy Scout Troop 342 and Cub Scout Pack 304 will begin their seventh decade of annual pancake breakfast fundraisers with the 61st event on Saturday, March 21.

District 153 board remembers past superintendent Jim Mahan

The Homewood District 153 School Board held a moment of reflection upon the announcement that its former superintendent, Jim Mahan, had died Monday, March 16. He was a Flossmoor resident. (Updated at 3:20 p.m. March 17)

Second psychiatrist says suspect in grocery stabbing unfit for trial

A second court-appointed psychiatrist has found Pol Danilov not fit for trial following last October’s attack on an elderly woman in a Homewood grocery store. 

Smith family’s best friend missing for five years, finds way home thanks to ID chip

Local family recovers stolen pet more than five years later, illustrating the value of identifying microchips for pets. 

ID chips can be miracle workers helping to reunite owners with lost pets

Animal tags are required in Homewood and Flossmoor, but they aren’t a foolproof way to get a lost pet back. The best and easiest method is implanting a radio frequency identification microchip into the pet.

Potbelly's soft opening benefits H-F High School

Potbelly Sandwich Shop's soft opening raises money for H-F High School. Official opening will be Tuesday. 

H-F Scholastic Bowl team on to state championship

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Varsity Scholastic Bowl team walked away the winners in an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Sectionals competition Saturday and will now advance to state competition beginning Friday, March 20, in Peoria.

H-F will be competing in Class AA against teams from Hinsdale High School, the Illinois Math and Science Academy and Bloomington High School in the state tournament.  

H-F Orchestra offers a musical 'thank you' to the community for tour support

H-F music students who will participate in the Spain tour 
during spring break in a few weeks. The trip is made 
possible, in part, by community support.
(Provided photo)

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