Winds blow in Easter Egg Hunt

The temperature was more winter than spring and the winds gave a chill, but it didn’t stop the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District from hosting its 41st annual Easter Egg Hunt at Irwin Park on Saturday, March 24.
 
Dressed in winter jackets, with hats and mittens, hundreds of kids lined the perimeter of Irwin Park. The 3-2-1 countdown was given and the mad dash for the plastic eggs began. Some kids were lucky enough to get specially marked eggs to receive prizes, everything from chocolate covered Easter egg candies to stuffed toys.
 

Marching against gun violence

  H-F area young people await a train at the Homewood
  station ready to travel to Chicago on Saturday, March 24,
  to participate in the regional rally as part of the
  movement to end gun violence. Organizers

Chicago Music Awards honors H-F freshman and her bandmates

Stacy Norris, drummer with blues band The Instinct, received a Chicago Music Award when the band was named Most Talented Teens at the annual awards gala March 18.

Work set to begin on Millennium Park’s Splash Pad

Young children will get to enjoy a 2018 model of the Splash Pad this summer. Construction on the new amusement is expected to begin in early April and be open to the community on Memorial Day weekend.

Juvenile arrested in robbery of elderly woman

Homewood police announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the robbery and assult of an elderly woman last week.

Police said a 17-year-old male was taken into custody on Monday and was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated battery.

The charges stem from an incident Thursday morning, March 15, when an 80-year-old woman was accosted on Center Avenue near Olive Road. The juvenile suspect allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and took her purse.

Sales tax referendum passes by wide margin in Flossmoor

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun, along with trustees and other supporters, celebrated Tuesday night the passage of a referendum question that will implement a 1 percent village sales tax.

Supporters, opponents react to Homewood home rule vote

Supporters and opponents of home rule in Homewood disagreed on what the results of Tuesday’s referendum said about the village. Opponents said safeguards against potential abuse were not strong enough. Proponents noted the influence of outside groups in the campaign.

Homewood voters reject home rule; Flossmoor OKs sales tax hike

Home rule won’t be coming to Homewood. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the designation. Flossmoor voters, however, gave strong support to a one-cent sales tax.

Heaps of litter hauled away on first spring cleanup day

Despite a late-season blast of wintry weather, the debut of H-F Spring Cleanup Day still saw a significant amount of litter collected from area roadways and school properties. Led by the H-F Area Green Committee, the cleanup day Saturday, March 17, encouraged local residents to volunteer by picking up trash and improving areas at designated sites around the Flossmoor area. 

Singing with heart at Homewood’s amateur ‘Hamiltunes’

They sang with heart and for fun at the Homewood Public Library presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a sanctioned all-volunteer performance of the popular Broadway musical.

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