Local police officers take to the roofs Friday to help Special Olympics

Local police officers will be taking to the rooftops on Friday, not as part of a surveillance operation but to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. It's the annual Cop on a Roof event.

H-F board president assures community fine arts is a priority

Steven Anderson, president of the District 233 school board, on Tuesday reassured more than 200 students, parents, staff and Homewood-Flossmoor community members the “project for fine arts is not off the table.”

It was a Monday finance committee decision not to allocate funds for architectural work on fine arts building additions that drew the crowd. 

Rabbi of the people retires from Temple Anshe Sholom

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I first met Rabbi Paul Caplan at the 2016 Homewood Memorial Day Ceremony. He brought with him a shofer, a horn used in Jewish tradition as a call to battle or during Rosh Hoshana to proclaim the new year. It's an instrument that demands attention.

Lions Pool ready for Memorial Day Weekend opening

It’s time for a swim! The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District opens Lions Pool Memorial Day weekend, and moves to seasonal hours starting Friday, June 1.

Hart students show off STEM talents for Illinois legislators

In the two short years the James Hart School Smart Lab has been open, students at the Homewood school have mastered technology and on May 10 they showed off projects at the Tech 2018 Illinois program at the Illinois State Capitol.

May 19 tribute, book honor former Western Avenue School principal

A longtime principal at Western Avenue School in Flossmoor, Jack Henneberry, will be honored at a May 19 event marking the publication of a book that’s filled with his words of inspiration that he shared with his staff and the school community over the years. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Flossmoor Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor.

School bus aide charged with battery after incident outside Parker

A school bus aide has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child, both felonies, following an April incident outside Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor.

Jessica D. Roberts, 36, of Calumet Park, was charged with the crimes following an arrest at her home on May 11, Flossmoor Deputy Police Chief Tod Kamleiter said.

H-F finance committee stops plans for fine arts addition

The District 233 finance committee Monday decided not to move forward on a proposed fine arts addition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

Homewood Public Works business dominates board meeting

The Homewood Public Works Department was the star of the Tuesday, May 8, board of trustees meeting. Eric Fritz was sworn in as the new Utility Department supervisor. Public Works Director John Schaefer reminded the board and audience about the Public Works Department open house on May 19. The board approved the department's request for new software

H-F Park District is national award for excellence finalist

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
 
Park officials learned of the selection May 10. The selection was made by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. 
 

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