Dr. Gottlieb reflects on 34 years as child psychologist

“When I grew up …”
 
Dr. David Gottlieb can tell you the changes he’s seen in the world of kids and teenagers the past 34 years of his practice as a child psychologist in Homewood. He will be closing his practice in December.
 

Police confirm robbery at Chase Bank in Homewood

Homewood police officers responded to a report of a robbery at Chase Bank at the corner of 183rd Street and Dixie Highway around 12:06 p.m. 
 

H-F artists will display work at Park Forest Art Fair Sept. 21-22

The Park Forest Art Fair, sponsored by Tall Grass Arts Association will celebrate its 64th year during the Sept. 21 and 22 event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in downtown Park Forest.

 

 

Speaker system coming to Downtown Homewood

The Homewood Village Board approved the purchase of a wireless speaker system for the downtown area at its Sept. 10 meeting.

The system will be used for public events and festivals and to share public announcements. It will allow the amplification of live music and speaking at festivals and other functions.

Excess water: The drainage dilemma

Water is a friend that can very easily become a foe.

Homewood and Flossmoor have no large bodies of water to cause the kind of dramatic flooding that makes the evening news. Instead, the area has chronic problems with stormwater drainage that nevertheless are a serious matter for local property owners.

Flossmoor hires company to track vacancies, foreclosures

Flossmoor currently has 176 vacant, foreclosed and pre-foreclosed properties out of about 4,000 houses in the community.
 
The numbers may seem small, but officials say tracking down the owners of these properties has been time consuming and at times overwhelming for village staff.
 
The Flossmoor Village Board, on Sept. 3, approved a two-year contract with Florida-based Property Registration Champions, LLC, known as ProChamps.
 

AP honors given to 150 from H-F High

AP Scholar Awards have been presented to 150 current and graduated Homewood-Flossmoor High School students in recognition of their exceptional achievements on Advanced Placement exams. The honors are for work during the 2018-19 academic year. 
 

H-F High offers student athletes special care from athletic trainers

When athletes at Homewood-Flossmoor High School turn up with sprained ankles, broken bones and the occasional concussion, they get excellent care from two professional athletic trainers. In spring 2019, the work of Brad Kleine and Danni Werner of Athletico Physical Therapy won H-F the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award.

Pickleball courts, lessons available through H-F Park District

The pickleball craze has come to the H-F area. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will make two outdoor pickleball courts at Lions Club Park, 1041 Ridge Road in Homewood, and the Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W 183rd St., is hosting a pickleball primer at various times this fall.
 

Enlisting everyone to end domestic violence

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, marked in October, one local agency wants to send a message that everyone can reduce violence through small actions. From its Homewood administrative office, South Suburban Family Shelter is planning a slate of activities for the month under the theme “Be the Change,” hoping to connect community members with little ways they can work toward a violence-free world.
 

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