'Hate' forum promotes thoughtful conversation for H-F residents

Local residents filled Flossmoor’s Village Hall on July 16, when the Anti-Defamation League hosted "The State of Hate," an event to discuss national trends in hate speech, and examine the local impact. 
 

Great day for a hot dog!

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District cooked more than 850 hot dogs for its 12th National Hot Dog Day picnic Tuesday, July 23, in Irwin Park in Homewood.
 

Forever Yogurt celebrates five years of serving frozen treats in Homewood

This month marks five years for the Forever Yogurt self-serve frozen yogurt shop located in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Homewood. Josette Fourte of Homewood, who owns the franchise with her husband, Kevin, admits that she’s not a fan of traditional yogurt.

LaVoute takes the prize in Homewood Science Center’s chemistry drink challenge

 
Champagne, gin, liqueur, Thai tea and several special ingredients came together in a beautiful blend that won LaVoute Bistro the winning prize at the Homewood Science Center’s second annual Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on July 18. 
 

Public hearing for new TIF district in Homewood set for Tuesday

The Village of Homewood will host a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday to provide information and invite comment about a proposed tax increment finance district on the site of the former Bogart's Charhouse. The hearing will include a report from the Joint Review Board, which includes representative from other taxing bodies that would be affected by the TIF district; an overview of the TIF plan; and time for public comment. 

 

Police to conduct drill Thursday at Willow School in Homewood

Homewood officials urge residents near Willow School in Homewood not to call 911 if they see police presence in the area on Thursday morning.

The Homewood Police Department, in cooperation with School District 153, will conduct a critical incident drill from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 25, at the school, 1804 Willow Road.

Homewood police units will respond to a staged incident with assistance from neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Auditions open for Midwest Motet Society

Singers are invited to audition for The Midwest Motet Society, a Flossmoor-based auditioned community chamber choir. 
 
Auditions are by appointment with Marie Grass Amenta, founder and music director, who can be contacted at [email protected] or 708-206-0380.
 
All rehearsals will be Tuesdays in Flossmoor beginning Aug. 27.
 

Flossmoor continues search for new police chief

Flossmoor is seeking applications for a new police chief by Aug. 5.
 
The village is looking statewide for candidates and has hired the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to assist with the search process.
 
The police chief in Flossmoor is appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the village board, and he or she reports directly to the village manager. 
 

‘Bike the Gem’ attracts nearly 200 to preview half marathon course

 
A pink Hello Kitty bike named Glenda, along with some encouragement from mom and dad, was what 5-year-old Ava Monroe said helped her ride nine miles of Bike the Gem throughout Flossmoor on July 13.
 
“I was tired out, but Mommy gave me some water,” Ava said.
 
Ava’s mom, Stephany Monroe, said she takes her daughter on family bike rides often, and they plan to cheer runners on from their Flossmoor home during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon Sept. 7. 
 

Community gives high marks to H-F Parks

Park commissioners said it was no surprise to find that more that two-thirds of Homewood-Flossmoor Park District residents are satisfied with the overall value they receive from the park district, and 83 percent said the park district is important to the overall quality of life.
 
And, it was no surprise that the number one request is more walking and biking trails.
 

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