Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School

The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Motorcyclist dies following vehicle crash on Halsted

A Steger man died Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a passenger vehicle in the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood.

Kyle J. Ladewig, 37, was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital, according to the Homewood Police Department.

Vehicle sticker scofflaws could face ticket if ordinance approved

Some Homewood residents have found the process of obtaining vehicle stickers and overnight parking ban exemptions more complicated than usual this year. There's a connection to the state's budget woes.

Residents who haven't yet obtained a sticker might be issued a ticket if they don't comply by Aug. 1 if the village approves an ordinance on the agenda. The orginal deadline for purchasing a sticker without penalty was May 31.

WGN brings block party to downtown Homewood on Friday

Homewood has acquired an additional event in its summer festival lineup. Television station WGN-Channel 9 in Chicago will sponsor a block party from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13. 

Though early in the day, the pop-up event will include most of the features of other Homewood festivals: food, live music, vendors and activities for kids, according to village officials. WGN will add to the mix a parade and live broadcast.

After four years of the Chronicle, and looking toward the future

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

The Chronicle’s fourth anniversary passed last month, quietly. We just continued doing what we do — posting stories about people and events, great and small, in Homewood and Flossmoor.

Walkathon will raise funds for African hospital, stricken teen

On Saturday, July 14, PRHeSS, a charity operated by Homewood couple Sam and Mary Kormoi, will host its 10th annual walkathon. The five-mile walk through Homewood will raise money for the community hospital in rural Sierra Leone that the organization founded.

Two H-F musicians selected for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Two outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School musicians have been selected for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Perry Hoag III and Alannah Hill, both of Flossmoor, have been playing with the youth symphony for a number of years and have now been promoted to the top level within its ranks. 

Crash into wall kills driver on 183rd Street in Homewood

A driver died Thursday in a car crash at 183rd Street and Park Avenue, just west of the railroad viaduct in Homewood.

Police responded to the accident at 10:07 p.m. on July 5. According to a press release issued by the Homewood Police Department, responding officers located a single vehicle that had crashed into a cement wall on the south side of 183rd across from Park.

Scenes from H-F Fourth of July festivities

The weather was a bit fickle during local Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday. The sun smiled upon the early events -- the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Run for Freedom 5K and the Homewood and Flossmoor parades.

Then as the park district's Family Fun Fest at Izaak Walton Preserve was getting started shortly after 11 a.m., the rains came. 

New members appointed to Flossmoor Green Commission, zoning board

The Flossmoor Village Board unanimously approved appointments to two community groups — the Green Commission and the Zoning Board — at its meeting on July 2.

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