H-F student conductors practice with professional musicians for May 21 concert

Members of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra gave Homewood-Flossmoor High School orchestra members special tips as they prepare for the annual Senior Conductors Concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in the H-F Mall Auditorium.

Homewood Farmers Market opens May 25

Slather on some sunscreen and grab your reusable bags, because the Homewood Farmers Market summer season kicks off on Saturday, May 25. The outdoor market returns with its popular features, including live music, monthly artisan and vintage goods, a series of Wednesday evening dates and, of course, fresh produce.

Flossmoor resident named IJP School principal

Charlotte Kelly has been named the new principal for the 2019-2020 school year at Infant Jesus of Prague School in Flossmoor. She has been teaching at IJP School for 14 years, and currently is a fifth-grade teacher.

 

James Hart inducts new class into National Junior Honor Society

In a special ceremony the evening of April 8, teachers, administrators and current members of the James Hart School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 53 students as new members. The students were selected for their outstanding scholarship, character, service, leadership and citizenship.

Against student art backdrop, local artist donates $1000 to Homewood schools

As Homewood students proudly displayed drawings, paintings, sculptures and weavings at the all-school art fair recently at Bottle and Bottega, a local professional artist donated $1,000 to support their future work. The art exhibition of young people in the Homewood area included works by students at District 153 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Fire pit, taproom make debut at Friday’s Pre-Dark Lord Festival

To craft beer enthusiasts, it’s known as “pDLD.”
 
They know that Flossmoor Station’s Pre-Dark Lord Day is a once-a-year chance to taste beers from local brewers around the Midwest. It’s also an opportunity to sample “Wooden Hell,” which has been called the brewery’s “most infamous” product.
 
Hours of Pre-Dark Lord Day are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 17, at Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave.
 

James Hart inducts new class into National Junior Honor Society

In a special ceremony the evening of April 8, teachers, administrators and current members of the James Hart School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 53 students as new members.
 
The students were selected for their outstanding scholarship,
character, service, leadership and citizenship.
 

Banishing plastic: Local residents and businesses ditch single-use plastics for reusable, compostable materials

To put it casually, all the plastic we’ve produced is really starting to pile up. A more serious sort of person might say we’re facing a global plastics crisis. People concerned about the environment are reckoning their plastics usage to reduce their reliance and shift to more sustainable materials.

Homewood trustees to hear results of parking study

Two construction projects that could begin later this year will have a big impact on parking in downtown Homewood. The village hired the firm Kenig, Lindgren, O'Hara, Aboona Inc. to study how the village can compensate for the disruption.

Eric Russell with KLOA is expected to present the firm's findings at the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 14. 

Fatal accidents spurred railroad to build Dixie Highway viaduct

Deadly traffic accidents in the early years of the last century served as the catalyst for the decision to eliminate all grade rail crossings along the Illinois Central line between downtown Chicago and Matteson-Richton.

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