'Those Who Excel' honors presented to District 153 staff, supporters

Community members, administrators and staff in Homewood School District 153 were selected as 2019 winners of the “Those Who Excel” award presented by the Illinois State Board of Education. The ISBE recognized them at an Oct. 19 banquet. The awards honor those affiliated with the district who made outstanding contributions to the schools and district students.

Young patients at Grant Orthodontics spread the word on breast cancer

Aidan Mendoza went "pink" at his October
orthodontic visit, choosing pink bracket ties in
honor of breast cancer awareness.

Cook County funds allow for expansion of Girls STEAM Ahead

The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support an expansion of the Homewood Science Center’s Girls STEAM Ahead Success program. The workforce development program will now reach freshmen girls from low-income families who attend Rich Township High School District 227. 

H-F girls volleyball ready for IHSA competition starting Oct. 28

  The Homewood-Flossmoor High School volleyball 
  team, which is headed for the playoffs.


Flossmoor seeks input for flood damage survey

This snapshot of the Flossmoor flooding survey
offers a window into what information the village
is seeking to collect. 
(Web image)


Park district adjusts numbers to meet EAV drop

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners are adjusting levy numbers after learning the equalized assessed valuation (EAV) of property in the district dropped by about 3 percent. The EAV had been on the upswing, although it has never regained the high property values before the 2009 recession, according to Sharon Dangles, superintendent of finance and administration.

Maxine's fashions moves to Homewood

If you love shopping for beautiful clothes, jewelry and accessories, you can find it all in downtown Homewood at Maxine’s, at 1938 Ridge Road, which has settled in quickly since its opening about a month ago.

Attendance doubles at Homewood Science Center

The Homewood Science Center doubled its attendance in 2018, according to Edie Dobrez, the center’s executive director. She outlined that and other important information in the HSC’s 2018 report for Homewood trustees at a recent board meeting.

Walk of Hope delivers good vibes to people with cancer

The positive energy from the Cancer Support Center's Walk of Hope preliminaries reverberated through downtown Homewood on Oct. 6. 

From the banter of DJ Krazee Kevin, which could be heard two blocks away, to moves of the Parker Junior High cheerleaders and the warm up zumba dance session, the mood was buoyant and people were moving.

And smiling, lots of smiling.

For Cancer Support Center Director Sue Armato, the joyous mood was an important part of the annual event. 

Business & Brews offers a chance for business networking Oct. 23

People like to do business with people they know, and two area business groups are providing an opportunity for businesspeople to get acquainted with each other and sip on fine craft brews at the same time.


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