H-F community chosen to pilot plant-based nutrition course

People interested in learning about plant-based nutrition have a new opportunity to expand their knowledge in coming weeks. Prompted by requests from the local vegan/vegetarian group Vegging Out, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will a five-week online course provided by PlantPure, an organization that promotes plant-based diet.

District 233 member says board needs to reorganize to improve communications

At its recent meeting, District 233 school board heard a proposal from board member Annette Bannon to change the operating structure of the school board by removing committees. Right now, the board's business flows through three committees that examine issues of Planning, Finance and Personnel. The work of each three-member committee is subsequently reported to the full seven-member board, but Bannon said the committees' minutes don’t provide her with enough context. 

D233 board rejects recording meetings, citing expense and legalities

After more than two years of research and debate, the H-F High School District 233 board voted down a proposal to videotape the board’s meetings. The roll call at the Tuesday, Sept. 17, meeting was four "no" votes from board president Steve Anderson and members Gerald Pauling, Debbie Berman and Nate Legardy, with two "yes" votes from members Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca.

Cancer Support Center adds kids fun run to Walk of Hope

Volunteers for the Cancer Support Center will be walking through Homewood for the organization’s annual Walk of Hope on Sunday, Oct. 6. Walkers will help the Cancer Support Center meet its $90,000 goal to help fund free programs for those living with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. 

H-F park board approves new equipment for club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Center will be getting five pieces of new equipment. At its board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, the board agreed to replace two of its oldest elliptical machines and an old recumbent exerciser.

District 153 adopts 2020 budget for Homewood schools

Despite an increase in state funding, Homewood School District 153 school board approved a $23.7 million budget for 2020 that carries a deficit. At its meeting Monday, Sept. 16, John Gibson, chief schools business official, outlined the district’s budget that shows $23,773,000 in revenues, but $24,514,000 in operating expenses leaving the district with a $741,000 deficit.

Funding announced for Homewood train station

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller’s office announced on Monday infrastructure funding to improve Homewood train station.

Juvenile suffers stab wound Monday in Homewood

A juvenile was transported to an area hospital Monday afternoon after suffering a stab wound during a fight in the 18500 block of Poplar Avenue in Homewood, according to police.

Children’s musical presented by H-F Theater students Sept. 26, 27 and 28

“The Last Stop on Market Street,” a children’s musical, will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Mall Auditorium of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Local author's Christmas novel turns into TV movie

Rikk DunlapEvery holiday season, Rikk Dunlap would walk by a makeshift Christmas tree lot. He loved it so much, that he wrote a novel about it. And the folks at the Hallmark Channel loved the story so much that it’s been made into a Christmas special movie airing Nov. 16. [Note: The date has changed from when this story first appeared. Nov. 16 is correct.]


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