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Churchill kids get the ‘inside scoop’ on their favorite book

Author Blue Balliett gave Churchill School students the “inside scoop” on how she wrote the internationally famous mystery book “Chasing Vermeer.” The guest author spoke to an assembly of third, fourth and fifth graders, then visited classrooms and enjoyed lunch with children at the Homewood school on Monday, April 8.
 

Hutchinson passes plan to allow legal cannabis industry to use banking system

Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) has passed a plan out of the Senate on April 4 that would allow legal marijuana businesses in Illinois to use the banking system. Due to federal and state banking regulations, most legal marijuana businesses are operating on a cash-only basis.

Library of Congress books donated to H-F High

  U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, center, shared with students
  some of the 100 books donated to Homewood-Flossmoor
  High School through the Library of Congress' Surplus
  Books Program. Kelly spent time on April 5 addressing

Two H-F High seniors selected Evans Scholars

Homewood-Flossmoor High School seniors Michael Grupp and Madelyn Fitzgerald have been selected Chick Evans Scholars by the Western Golf Association. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. It covers tuition and room and board. Grupp and Fitzgerald were among 20 scholarship winners this year based on four criteria: a strong caddie record, excellent academics,  demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

 

Alleged Dollar Tree store robber arrested in Markham

Homewood police have arrested the man they believe was the offender in an armed robbery of the Dollar Tree store in Homewood on April 6. Jonathan Payne, 18, of Hazel Crest, was arrested on April 10 in Markham, according to Homewood police. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of armed robbery.

 

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