H-F community delivers water, goodwill to University Park neighbors

In a rally of neighborly sympathy and support, several members of the Homewood-Flossmoor community are collecting water, funds and supplies for residents of University Park. About 1,000 households in University Park remain under a “do not consume” order, issued by utility Aqua Water on June 14 after elevated levels of lead were detected in the tap water of several properties.

Commuters stuck downtown when power surge knocks out Metra Electric line

​Just as the evening rush hour was set to get rolling Tuesday, a major portion of the Metra Electric train line into the South Suburbs was shut down due to a power surge.

Power out in Halsted area Wednesday

Power was lost to about 660 customers in the Halsted Street area Wednesday afternoon, according John Schoen, a spokesman for ComEd. The outage was caused by a broken utility pole, Schoen said, but he was unsure what caused the damage to the pole.

Flossmoor chief: Officers ‘did everything right’ in Sunday standoff

Sunday’s six-and-half-hour police standoff in Flossmoor ended with the peaceful arrest of a man who, at gunpoint, allegedly threatened to kill two officers. The suspect was taken into custody after members of the regional SWAT team entered his house, located in the 2500 block of Caddy Street, and discovered him in a room, Acting Police Chief Tod Kamleiter said.

Independence Day traditions continue at H-F events July 3 and 4

Independence Day traditions will continue this year in Homewood and Flossmoor, beginning with the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Starry Nights concert on July 3 and concluding with the district’s Family Fun Fest the afternoon of July 4. 


Mickey’s buckets, and a look at our wettest-ever month of May


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

It started with a puddle on our basement floor. At first, we thought it was due to a leaky washing machine that spits out small amounts of water at the end of the final spin cycle. But, when the water would not drain, we knew it was more serious.

Donations for the troops collected through July 4

As the 4th of July approaches, Weichert Realtors in Homewood is collecting items that can go into care packs for those serving in the U.S. military.

Law enforcement in standoff with Flossmoor resident on Sunday

[Update 4:57 p.m.] A suspect was taken into custody about 3:15 p.m. Sunday after a nearly seven hour standoff with Flossmoor police and emergency response officers.

Liquor license for H-F Racquet and Fitness Club approved

A liquor license was approved for the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet and Fitness Club by the Homewood village board Tuesday, June 25. The club is part of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Homewood Fire Department purchases used pumper for reserve role

The purchase of a used pumper truck for the Homewood Fire Department was approved by the village board Tuesday, June 25.
Deputy Chief Steve DeJong traveled to Manhasset, New York, last month to inspect the pumper and ensure that all proper testing and maintenance had been done.


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