Planned Parenthood opens health center in Flossmoor

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) has opened a health center at 19831 Governors Highway in Flossmoor. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Jan. 11, and the center officially opened Jan. 16.

Homewood resident, shooting victim learned from misfortune

Michael Case said he feels like tragedy opened a new chapter in his life. And turning that page gave him some perspective on social values.

Saturday’s Wanderlust Fest helps fund musicians Germany trip

More than 100 specialty items will available for bidding at the “Wanderlust Fest” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School South Building cafeteria.

Municipal attorney will address Homewood’s Feb. 1 home rule meeting

A municipal law specialist will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 when the village of Homewood hosts an information meeting about home rule at the Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood.

Homewood voters will be asked to consider approving home rule status for the village in the March 20 election. 
 

PSC will use federal grant to enhance welding, manufacturing training

Prairie State College (PSC) is taking a new approach at training skilled and unskilled workers for jobs in welding and manufacturing, thanks to a federal grant.

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Team sign-ups open for second ‘Spell Check’ event at library

  The first Spell Check was held in October 2016. The 
  second will be held Jan. 27 at Homewood Public 
  Library.
(Chronicle file photo)
 

Flossmoor library dumps new sign-in procedure

On the day Flossmoor Public Library was to enact a new policy requiring teens to sign in at the front desk, Library Director Aaron Carlin instead told the large group of regular patrons that they may now use the downstairs Helen Wilson Meeting Room to hang out after school.

MLK Day of Service inspires volunteerism around Flossmoor

From movies to crayons to old T-shirts, Flossmoor residents and their neighbors came out by the hundreds to offer community service on Jan. 15, as part of volunteer events on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Volunteers collected food and clothing, connected with one another and reflected the values of King’s legacy.

Marti to take over principal post at Flossmoor Hills School

Haley Marti has been selected as the next principal at Flossmoor Hills School. The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education unanimously approved her promotion at its Jan. 9 meeting.

Groups form to campaign for and against home rule referendum

It comes down to trust.
 
Residents will vote in a March 20 referendum to decide whether or not Homewood should become a home rule community with additional powers, including the ability to increase taxes and fees and institute new ones and take on more debt than it currently can as a non-home rule community.

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