Flossmoor’s Jay Readey named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Beginning Feb. 24, Flossmoor attorney Jay Readey will be one of 60 persons from across the country participating in the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. 

Everyone will sing at Homewood library Family Sing-Along

Singers and non-singers alike will have a chance to raise their voices together Sunday, Feb. 8, as Homewood Public hosts a Family Sing-Along.

Homewood baseball, softball, T-ball registration Saturday; participants should register online first

Homewood Baseball and Softball will hold registration for the 2015 baseball, softball and T-ball season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Churchill School.

Flossmoor crews fought snow for nearly 44 straight hours

In Flossmoor, public works crews started fighting the storm at 11 p.m. Saturday. They didn’t stop for two days. After nearly 44 hours of non-stop snow removal, they shut their trucks down at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.


When conditions are just right — cold but not too cold, with just enough moisture — the snowpeople come out to play. 

The creatures proliferated in the area Sunday and Monday after Sunday's foot and a half of snow created excellent snowperson-making conditions. And in one Homewood neighborhood, they even competed for the honor of being named the Best Snowperson.

Nona Ridel, of the 18500 block of Page Avenue, said on Monday when she and her family finished shoveling, they decided to make a snowman. They ended up making a snow couple. 

Day’s delay for garbage pick-up

Homewood Disposal is reminding residents of Homewood and Flossmoor that garbage pick-up will be late this week.

Winter beauty

After snow and wind all day Sunday, Monday dawned bright, making the digging out process a bit more pleasant and creating a delightful winter landscape.

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Local schools will be closed Monday

Local schools have canceled classes for Monday, Feb. 2, due to the severe weather conditions.

Administrators for Homewood School District 153, Flossmoor District 161, St. Joseph School in Homewood and Infant Jesus of Prague School in Flossmoor made the decision earlier today to close schools.

Flossmoor police to present third Citizen Police Academy

How do police officers process a crime scene? When are police allowed to use deadly force? What steps can you take to crime proof your home? The Flossmoor Police Department will answer those questions, and more, at its 12-week Citizen Police Academy.

Sunday snow scenes

So apparently Winter was just saving up the snow that normally would fall in January and is dumping it all on us Feb. 1. 

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Jim Gannon provided a comment with his photos of public works crews plowing streets:


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