Brawls, bucket brigades showed need for police, fire services

The village of Homewood is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its incorporation this year. This is the third in a series of articles that shed a little light on life and times in the village’s early years. In this article, local historician Jim Wright looks at the founding of the village's police and fire departments.

H-F High has taken necessary security steps

Administrators at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are cognizant of safety concerns and reassured community members that they are taking all steps to protect the campus.
 

Lee Bridges takes two individual first place medals at Spain meet

Lee Bridges of Homewood brought home four medals from the World Masters Athletic Championships in Malaga, Spain. He took individual first place medals in the men’s 200-meter and 400-meter, was part of a United States relay team in the 4 X 100 race taking first, and was on a 4 X 400 team that took second place. The 51-year-old competes in the male over 50 category.

Underachievers unite to support the arts and Cancer Support Center

Runners tend to dress in shorts and light shirts to help with comfort and performance. Angela Brozowski came to the Homewood Business Association's first 0.3K "run" on Saturday dressed as a unicorn. "It makes me fast and glittery," she said. "I can run on rainbows, soar over everybody." It was that kind of race.

International STEM Learning Ecosystems awards Homewood Science Center membership

The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills.

Downtown Homewood bookstore opens

Bookie's New and Used Books held its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Friday, Sept. 21, with village officials and store staff celebrating the opening of the company's second store. Bookie's also has a store in the Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.

Sold Your Corolla? Prove It.

Homewood residents called to account on 2,000-plus vehicles lacking village stickers

Hundreds of Homewood residents found themselves scrambling at the beginning of September, digging through drawers and driving around town to track down paperwork to prove a negative after the village made a push this year to increase vehicle sticker and parking ban excemption compliance.

God Save the Queen’s Raffle: Flossmoor considers regulating royally popular fundraisers

In response to the overwhelming popularity of Queen of Hearts raffles, the Flossmoor village board is considering adjusting the scope of these types of fundraisers that would take place in town.
 

Two D233 board members say flawed process delayed start of fine arts project

Members of the District 233 school board will be asked to cast a vote at the Oct. 16 meeting that will allocate funds for a build out and remodeling project for the fine arts program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The proposal is to create a fine arts wing on the north end of the South Building for students in performing arts, choral, band, orchestra and fine arts by building two additions and remodeling other spaces.
 

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