H-F High students give tribute to victims of Parkland shooting

For 17 minutes, students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School were silent as they joined a national movement against gun violence on Wednesday, March 14.

Flossmoor, District 161 will split new communications post

Flossmoor School District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor have agreed on an arrangement to share a full-time communications manager. The employee, who should be hired in the next several weeks, will technically be employed by the village but will split his or her time equally to support the two agencies.

Chick-fil-A/Panera development plan on Homewood trustees' agenda

The developer of the project that will add two restaurants at the intersection of Halsted and 175th streets in Homewood is asking village trustees to approve an amendment to the planned unit development at the site.

The amendment is on the meeting agenda for Tuesday, March 13. It is required to account for the demolition of the existing building and construction of two restaurant buildings. 

South Suburbs fighting Cook County on proposed change to financial incentive

South suburban officials are raising their voices against a proposed change by Cook County to the Class 8 and other tax exemption that would force contractors to pay a prevailing wage on business work sites.

H-F senior awaits word on U.S. Air Force Academy appointment

Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior Jonathan Luong has been nominated to the United States Air Force Academy by U.S Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.).

Constitutional Convention delegates gave home rule power to local officials

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Ann Lousin, a professor at John Marshall Law School, was a research assistant at The Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1970. She writes about how home rule, especially the population threshold, came about.

Man found dead after Flossmoor fire was dentist’s widower

The person found dead at the scene of a Flossmoor fire has been identified as Krzysztof A. Kasinski, 78. Kasinski was the owner of the home at 2010 Collett Lane that was gutted by fire on Feb. 28.
 
Cook County Medical Examiner spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman confirmed Kasinski’s identity after a long process of trying to locate his next-of-kin. It’s believed he had no next-of-kin in the United States.
 

Opponents host forum to make case against home rule

The Vote No Home Rule Committee, a group of residents campaigning in opposition to granting home rule authority to the village, held a forum Sunday, March 4, to present the case against the proposal. 

Foundation 153 Fun Fair to raise money for classroom technology

The annual Foundation 153 spring event has changed. The old Spring Gala fundraiser has become the Fun Fair, a new approach but for the same cause.

The event for adults will take place at Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Highway, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

H-F wrestler takes silver medal in state tourney

Jeff Griffin lost only one bout in the recent IHSA state wrestling tournament – and a wager with himself. “Since sophomore year, I knew that I wanted to be in the state finals. I told myself that if I didn’t win the state championship, I would wrestle in college,” Griffin joked. “Now, I guess I have to wrestle in college.”

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