Homewood, Flossmoor schools remain open during cold snap (Update Jan. 9)

Homewood and Flossmoor schools buck the trend as nearly all schools in the area close due to extreme cold weather. (Updated Jan. 9 to include information from H-F High School.)

Homewood will be sweet on sweets at the 13th annual Chocolate Festival Feb. 21

The 13th annual Chocolate Festival Feb. 21 in Homewood will add a professional category to the bake-off, plus there will be baking demonstrations, activities for kids, vendors and more. Deadline to register for the bake-off contest is Feb. 16.

It's still cold

Cold continues, and with light snow and gusty winds predicted or Thursday afternoon and evening, travel could be treacherous.

IPO concert Jan. 17 to feature Hristova on violin

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its 2015 concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, with what IPO officials call "a powerful program with international flair." Bella Hristova will be the featured soloist.

SSFS resale shop seeks donations, volunteers

One More Thing Resale Shop is seeking donations of gently used furniture at this time. Clothing and other household items are also accepted.

The store is almost entirely run by volunteers, who help with sorting, organizing, pricing and store sales. Male and female volunteers may apply at this time as well.

Brunswick Zone closes for renovation

The sign on the front door says Brunswick Zone XL in Homewood has closed for renovations. So far, no details are available about new owner AMF's plans for the facility. 

Dangerously cold weather forecast for Tuesday night through Thursday

Not just cold. Dangerously cold. With wind, blowing snow and drifting. Wicked Wednesday.

Brunswick Zone closure

Brunswick Zone XL closed Tuesday, Jan. 6, and The Chronicle is working on a story about the bowling center's future. If you have comments about the bowling center or information about its history and future, we would like to hear from you!

Nasty weather doesn’t stall tree recycling program (UPDATED Jan. 5)

One day, they are filled with bright lights and sparkling ornaments. They are the centerpiece of holiday celebrations and a yearly family tradition. Children gaze in wonder at their beauty and never forget the spectacle.

The next day they are mulch, among the humblest of all plant matter.

Such is the life of a Christmas tree. But the cycle — from  shining  symbol of the season to ground-up trunk and needles — has become a tradition all its own.

Homewood trustee starts monthly listening sessions at local coffee shop

Homewood Trustee Jay Heiferman's first listening session of the new year will be today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Starbucks on Harwood.


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