H-F Park District commissioners applaud parks improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners offered their thanks for the outstanding work of staff who made improvements to parks, park programs and park facilities.
 
At its meeting Tuesday, April 3, commissioners reviewed achievements set out in the 2017-18 core values and goals. All were impressed with how the administration and staff carried out the goals.
 

As costs rise, Flossmoor OKs slight increase in water rate

Water rates in Flossmoor are going up again, although the latest increase is less than 1 percent.

Village board members Monday approved a 12-cent increase per 1,000 gallons of water, a step that is being taken to offset small rate hikes from Chicago and Harvey. The new costs translate into a 9-cent increase in the water rate and 3-cent jump in the sewer rate.

Homewood’s early years: The village begins to grow up

After Homewood was incorporated in February 1893, the village board debated for months on the details of construction of a village hall. There was little debate, however, when it came to the question of sidewalks and other improvements.

Page 2: Dogs on Parade 2018 moves to downtown Flossmoor

Viewpoint: 

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


Look for colorful, whimsical dogs and cats to take up residence in downtown Flossmoor this summer. Dogs on Parade is the second iteration of Pets on Parade, which was hosted in 2017 by Homewood as a fundraiser for the South Suburban Humane Society. Also: Homewood's new website, baseball opening day festivities, Homewood Hall of Fame, the Ninjas perform well at state and a local Welshman helps light up Chicago.

Braun suggests referendum on Flossmoor truck parking issue

Flossmoor residents may get a chance to vote on whether pickup trucks can be legally parked on residential driveways.

At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Paul Braun proposed that the issue of pickup truck parking be placed on an advisory referendum that would go before voters in this November’s election. Board members must give the green light to the referendum proposal but agreed Monday to further discuss the truck parking issue at a future meeting.

High expectations as H-F boys track team aims for state title

Raising the bar. The expression comes from the high jump and pole vault events of track and field. Each athlete tries to jump over a bar at a set height. Then the bar is raised. Those who succeeded make more attempts at the new height, until only one athlete remains as the winner. This year, the entire boys track team at Homewood-Flossmoor Hight School is raising the bar.

Homewood hoping for home run with marketing campaigns

Plans for a pair of marketing campaigns were unveiled at the village board meeting March 26. The village aims to attract new residents and businesses with two-pronged marketing plan featuring the work of a local artist and the products of a local business.

One gun, one shooting and one victim — all too close to home

Viewpoint: 

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

Why was Edward Klein carrying a gun? It’s been a couple of months since a DuPage County judge ordered Klein — who last May shot Homewood resident Michael Case — to be committed to a secure facility in Wisconsin that specializes in treating seniors with dementia. The case has been resolved, but questions for our society remain.

Three generations enjoying racquetball tradition

Racquetball is a family tradition for Bob Adams of Homewood. Today three generations play the game, and Bob and his sons meet each week for a friendly game or two at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's H-F Racquet & Fitness Center.

Groups differ on outside influence of Homewood referendum

Home rule supporters in Homewood decried the “outside influences” they say affected the referendum proposal after village residents rejected it in the March 20 election. Groups lobbying residents to vote against the measure disagree.
 
The referendum failed with about seven in 10 voters casting ballots against home rule. A similar margin was against home rule during a 2004 referendum, as well.
 

Pages

About Us

A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as an online publication. In December 2015 we began monthly print publication, too. Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.

Letters

Do you have something to say? If you want to inform the community about events, issues, recognitions, concerns, etc., write a letter. 

Send a letter

Correction suggestions

If you see a mistake in The Chronicle, whether it's a typo, a misspelling or an error of fact, please let us know. Our goal is to provide reliable, accurate stories, and if we miss a detail, we want to fix it fast.

Submit correction

Contact Us

A great community makes a great newspaper. We want to hear from you with news tips, story ideas, your photos and accounts of events, corrections, problems, suggestions, etc. Call or write the editors
Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661
Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]
Tom Houlihan at [email protected]

For advertising, distribution or general business inquiries, contact Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661.

Postal address:
The HF Chronicle
P.O. Box 461
Flossmoor, IL 60422