Homewood honors Sline for 20 years service

The Village of Homewood honored Sgt. Craig Sline Tuesday, Jan. 13, for 20 years of service to the village. In other business, village trustees approved two purchases and a budget amendment to a street surfacing project.

Homewood trustees move to buy former restaurant on Dixie Highway

Homewood trustees agreed Tuesday to enter into a contract to purchase 18138 Dixie Highway, formerly Savoia T'Go Restaurant. One trustee questioned the wisdom of the purchase.

H-F gets ‘A’ ranking in online survey

Homewood-Flossmoor High School earned an overall rating of ‘A’ in 2015 rankings released this week by Niche.com

Based on surveys by current students, parents, alumni and administrators, as well as available data from government sources, H-F was ranked 24th amount Illinois’ top high schools.

Responses are scored by Niche.com and judged against all qualifying schools to translate into a final grade on the school’s performance.

TrueMuse concert Jan. 22 at Ravisloe to feature Latin sounds of Sueños

A musical respite from winter Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. as the next concert in the TrueMuse jazz series features Latin sounds of Sueños.

District 161 board to revisit safety policy after assault incident

A Parker Junior High School mother described Monday how her 12-year-old daughter was assaulted at the school last month, then sent home on her own recognizance.

After that, she said, the girl showed signs of a head injury. She was examined by an orthodontist, who found damage, and was admitted to a hospital.

District 161 surveying parents on Mandarin program

Mandarin, the world's most-spoken language, is coming to Flossmoor School District 161. Parker Junior High students take advantage of H-F's Chinese language class next year.

District 153 agrees to start baseball/softball program

Homewood loves its baseball. It’s had Homewood Babe Ruth League play for kids since 1951.

For those who can’t get enough, District 153 is hoping to establish a baseball and softball program for fall 2015 to compete in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s (IESA) play for the south and southwest area. The school board Monday approved filing an application with IESA.

This will be a mixed team of boys and girls at the junior high level.

H-F Principal will be guest speaker at PTA meeting Wednesday

Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Ryan Pitcock will be the guest speaker for the 6:30 p.m. “meet and greet” Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the District 153 PTA meeting.

H-F High School posts 2014-15 1st semester honor roll

Homewood-Flossmoor High School posted congratulations Monday, Jan. 12, to students who earned a place on the honor roll for the fall 2014 semester.

Charges filed in Homewood Jan. 1 to Jan. 7

A selection of incidents in Homewood the first week of January that resulted in criminal charges. A criminal charge is an accusation, not an indication of guilt. All parties named in criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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