Braun recognized for support of K of C tootsie roll fundraiser

  Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun, left, receives a
  certificate from Bill Schmidtke
in recognition
  of his support for the Knights of Columbus'

Grant provides funds for two more Flossmoor fire captains

The Flossmoor Fire Department has an opportunity to add two new shift captains to its full-time staff thanks in part to a $348,992 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

Funding is coming from a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant program designed to provide funding to help increase or maintain highly-trained firefighters in the nation’s communities. 
 

Vegging Out: ​Vegan and plant-based diets gaining popularity in the suburbs

  Enjoying their dining experience that included roasted
  tomato soup at La Voute bistro-bar in Homewood are,
  from left, Vivian Amos, Marie Jasica, Henry Jasica,
  Carl Boyens, Kathy Boyens and Darlene Obejda. 

  (Photo by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle)

Pair arrested, one man at large following Homewood car theft

Two men were arrested in Flossmoor Monday following the crash of a car that was reportedly stolen in Homewood, police said. According to Flossmoor police, a third man fled on foot into a neighborhood in the village. [Story updated Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m.]

Village officials bring the hammer down on former bank building

The former bank building at 175th and Halsted streets in Homewood will be coming down this week to make way for a restaurant development, and village officials helped get the process started on Monday with a ceremony to mark the occasion. Instead of cutting a ribbon, they picked up a sledge hammer and got to work.

Thursday sales in Homewood benefit singers’ trip

It’s Ladies Night Out on Thursday in downtown Homewood when shopping will benefit the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Master Singers as they raise money for their trip to Italy in spring 2019.
 

Parker Junior High moving on to baseball sectionals

Parker Junior High of Flossmoor walked away with the regional title in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s baseball tournament, defeating Homewood’s James Hart School 15-4 on Monday. Hart went into the game at Lions Field undefeated. In the semi-match Saturday it scored 14-4 against its opponent. Monday the tables were turned.

International organization names Flossmoor recipient of diversity award

The Village of Flossmoor's commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized on an international level. Flossmoor is receiving the 2018 Community Diversity and Inclusion Program Excellence Award from the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA). This year’s award is being given to just three municipalities out of the organization’s 11,000 worldwide members. 

Renowned astrophysicist talks NASA solar probe with Homewood Historical Society

One month after NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe to soar closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history, the probe’s namesake, Eugene Parker, stopped by the Homewood Public Library to speak about the study of Earth’s nearest star. Parker, 91, shared knowledge, notes and hand-drawn diagrams explaining solar wind with about 80 community members at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Homewood Historical Society.

H-F theater students present ‘Akeelah & the Bee’ Sept. 27, 28, 29

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s theater program will present “Akeelah & the Bee” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the school’s Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. 
 

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