La Banque holds contest to collect photos, stories of Homewood's historic bank

La Banque Hotel is holding a photo and story contest, inviting residents to submit bits of history from the series of banks that operated at the northwest corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue since 1925. 

Unique ceremony marks opening of Fratello's deli in downtown Homewood

Fratello's Deli staff serve food samples to Homewood 
officials Friday during a reception marking the opening 
Monday, May 11, of the shop at 18201 Dixie Highway. 

Guidance Office serves as an important directional for H-F students

Decisions are hard to make — especially when you’re a teenager. At Homewood-Flossmoor High School, the Guidance Office staff works to provide the best advice for students starting in junior high, said Jim Schmidt, guidance department chairman.

Homewood’s Meghan Muldoon receives AAUW scholarship

Homewood resident Meghan Muldoon, a nursing student at Prairie State College (PSC), has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grant for 2015-2016.

Ugandan rabbi heads to South Suburbs to celebrate Sabbath

An international celebration no one could have imagined earlier this year will come together Saturday morning, May 9, in Olympia Fields. Rabbi Gershom Sizumu, spiritual leader of the Abayadaya Jews in Uganda, will conduct the 10 a.m. Sabbath services at the historic Temple Anshe Sholom on Western Avenue. 

With the spring migration, winged visitors arrive at our feeder


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It is time for the spring migration at our bird feeder. And you never know what the day will bring.

Ashanti Bethea takes her seat on District 153 board

Homewood District 153’s newest school board member Ashanti Bethea was sworn in at Monday’s special board meeting.

Owner: Homewood Animal Hospital closed due to bankruptcy

Homewood Animal Hospital clients have been wondering why the business closed without notice late in April. Veterinarian Inderdeep Singh said Wednesday the hospital closed because of bankruptcy.

Paredes elected new District 161 school board president

Flossmoor School District 161 reorganized its Board of Education leadership Monday, adding two new members as two other members left the board. Stephen Paredes was chosen as board president. A high school teacher and reading specialist, Paredes was first elected to the school board in 2013.

Fratello's to open Monday in downtown Homewood

Fratello's Café and Deli will open Monday, May 11, at 18201 Dixie Highway. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8.


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