No contract yet for Homewood Library employees

It is more of the same as Homewood’s library staff tries to get its first contract with the library board. 
 
The employees, who have joined the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), ratified the contract May 15, but the document was never shared with the Homewood Public Library board of trustees.
 

H-F High Summer Theatre presents "Mary Poppins Jr."

Cast members serve up a spoonful of sugar in Homewood-Flossmoor High School's Summer Theatre production of "Mary Poppins Jr." this weekend. 

Teens getting ready for week-long mission in Tennessee

The teenagers at Faith Lutheran Church gave it their all at a car wash-fundraiser Sunday, July 14, as they worked for funds to support their weeklong mission.
 
On Saturday, July 20, six of the teens and two adults will load up a 15-passenger van with their gear and crates full of tools that will be used when they join other volunteers with Group Mission Trips to work in an area of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Developer proposes annexing Calumet Country Club to Hazel Crest to enable development of trucking center

Homewood trustees will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, to discuss a developer's proposal to convert Calumet Country Club into a trucking center.

In December 2018, Diversified Partners CRE, a developer headquartered in Arizona, approached the village with a plan to develop a trucking facility at the northwest corner of Dixie Highway and 175th Street, which includes 116 acres in Homewood and 12 acres are in Hazel Crest. 

Bradley-Scott appointed, approved as Flossmoor trustee

The Flossmoor Village Board Monday approved the appointment of Village Clerk Joni Bradley-Scott to fill the trustee seat left vacant by Phil Minga’s resignation earlier this year.
 
The board also approved the appointment of Flossmoor resident Ananda Billings to serve the remainder of Bradley-Scott’s term as village clerk until 2021. 

Drama Group presents ‘In the Heights’ musical Aug. 2-11

The Drama Group will present the musical “In the Heights” as its final production of the 88th season.
 
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11, at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre at 350 W. 202nd St. in Chicago Heights.

Dozens of skaters involved in the H-F Vikings Youth Hockey program

The H-F Vikings Youth Hockey program involved more than 100 skaters ages 5 through 14 last season in hockey training and competitions.
 
The organization’s supporters are hosting a golf outing to support the program and enhancements at the H-F Ice Arena.

Third 'Coffee with a Cop' slated for July 19

Flossmoor police officers will meet the public at the annual "Coffee with a Cop" event on July 19.
 
"Coffee with a Cop" is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Starbucks, 3760 Vollmer Road.
 

Trail Mix music, art fest set for July 20 at Izaak Walton

Summer tends to start with a burst of activity, from festivals to youth sports. By July 20, it might be time to relax with a more laid back event. 

Trail Mix might be just the thing. The fourth annual event at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood, will feature acoustic sets from 1 to 8:30 p.m. in the wooded lawn south of Black Bear Lodge.

H-F area residents at Lights for Liberty vigil in Homewood lament immigrant treatment

In response to reports of migrants being held in poor conditions and children being separated from parents at the U.S. southern border, three local activist organizations held a vigil in Homewood on Friday, July 12, to rally support and send a message to politicians.

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