Track and field passions staying alive for H-F community residents

Explosion Track Club members front row Julius Baldridge,
left, and Ed Rhyne, and standing from left John Smith,
Lee Bridges and Jay Williams.

Homewood students awarded scholarships at GSU

Two Homewood students at Prairie State College have been awarded scholarships to continue their education at Governors State University.

District 161: Parker incident was fight between two students

Officials in Flossmoor School District 161 Friday presented an alternative version of an altercation between students at Parker Junior High School following dismissal on Wednesday.

In a letter to parents sent late Friday, Superintendent Craig Doster and Principal Lynn Westerlund said the incident in the Parker bus loading area was a fight between two students.

Homewood Police Association accepting scholarship applications through June 15

Graduating high school students who live in Homewood are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Homewood Police Association.

Boy, 12, hospitalized after Parker Junior High attack

A 12-year-old Parker Junior High School student is hospitalized following an attack on school grounds following Wednesday’s dismissal, according to a Flossmoor police report. The youth was walking past the row of parked buses at about 2:40 p.m. when he was jumped from behind by another student, the report states. 

Homewood Farmers Market welcomes patrons, vendors back for a new summer season

Patrons took advantage of a near-perfect spring day Saturday to flock to the opening session of Homewood Farmers Market's summer season. The first session of the new Hunt & Gather market was planned for Saturday but has been postponed to June 6 because of a wet weather forecast. The farmers market will be open, rain or shine.

Traffic slow at 183rd Street viaduct as crews implement plan to combat nuisance birds

Traffic was slow at the 183rd Street viaduct Thursday afternoon and is likely to be slow Friday morning, too, as Homewood Public Works crews implement a plan to combat nuisance birds.

H-F Foundation awards 14 scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation presented 14 scholarships at the May 20 honors convocation. The awards will help underwrite college expenses. The foundation manages and distributes the scholarship awards funded by families and friends or through special donations.

Most winners were chosen by a selection committee established by the Guidance Office. The award, the student recipient and the school they will attend follows:

New Thornton Quarry reservoir ‘like no place else’ in the world

What was under water 350 million years ago will be under water again this summer when the Thornton Composite Reservoir opens. A 17-year project by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, it will be big enough to prevent flooding in an area ranging from the south side of Chicago to Homewood and Flossmoor.

Victim uninjured in armed robbery May 16

An armed robbery occurred just before midnight Saturday, May 16, in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 18800 block of Dixie Highway, according to Homewood police.

The robber approached as the victim opened a car door, police said.  

"The male offender was wearing dark clothing and displayed a dark colored handgun," said Homewood Deputy Police Chief Denise McGrath. "The offender ran off with the victim’s bag.  The victim was not physically injured."


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