Potbelly's to open Homewood restaurant this week

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will officially open its doors at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, but the new Homewood location will have a "soft" opening Monday that will benefit Homewood-Flossmoor High School. (Story updated at 3:30 p.m. March 15)

New teen center is a gift from Friends of Homewood Library

The second floor east side mezzanine in the Homewood Public Library will soon become a dedicated space for teens thanks to a generous $52,000 gift from the Friends of the Homewood Library.

James Hart 7th graders fall to Champaign Edison in state volleyball tournament

The James Hart Junior High School seventh grade volleyball team lost 25-13 and 25-19 to Champaign Edison Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association state volleyball tournament in Peoria.

The Panthers, 13-0 in the regular season, faced an Edison team that was 20-4.

Old time radio revisited at March 22 Homewood Library program

Take time to relive the live performances of radio programs from the 20th century when the Friends of the Homewood Library present a 2 p.m. show March 22 by Those Were the Days Radio Players at Homewood Public Library.

This group uses original music and scripts from radio plays that were family entertainment before there was television. The audience will get to see how sound effects are done helping listeners believe they’re hearing a story from a dusty ranch or a sinking ship. 

Student sculpture celebrating art on display at H-F area libraries

More than 500 students at local schools helped create the sculpture, which is on view at Flossmoor Public Library through Monday, March 16. It will be moved to Homewood Public Library next week and will finish the month at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School starting March 23.

H-F principal nominated for Golden Apple

Dr. Ryan Pitcock, principal at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has been nominated for the 2015 Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award.

State revenue cuts would impact every Illinois citizen, Braun tells Senate committee

In testimony to the Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee this week, Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun said proposed state cuts in revenues that are shared with municipalities won’t just impact his community.

DQ opening day: Ice cream and ice cream weather arrive together

The line of people waiting for ice cream went down the block much of the afternoon as area residents welcomed the traditional sign of spring in Homewood — the opening of Dairy Quen at Ridge Road and Gladville Avenue.

District 161 recognizes students for chess, geography, spelling achievements

Flossmoor School District 161 this week honored students who excelled at chess, geography and spelling. The students were recognized for their achievements during Monday’s Board of Education meeting.


Homewood firefighters honored for 3 Outstanding Calls

The Village of Homewood honored 10 firefighters Tuesday at the board of trustees meeting for efforts above the call of duty in the past year and a half.


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