Homewood trustees call special meeting to discuss Calumet Country Club

Homewood trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to provide an update to the community on the propose redevelopment of Calumet Country Club, 175th Street and Dixie Highway. 

The meeting will be held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road.

Selfless acts by a sister and brother help Willow School students

Makaela Miller, a sophomore at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, used her own money to help with school supplies so students at Willow School in Homewood would have all the essentials. That was in August 2018. She repeated her act of kindness this year, and her brother Myles, a second grader at Willow, joined her.
 
 
 

Village, residents, developer on course for battle over Calumet Country Club

Homewood government and residents are gearing up for a fight with the owners of Calumet Country Club and the Arizona developer who plans to turn the land into a warehouse distribution center. The club’s owners filed a petition with the Cook County Circuit Court last month to effectively secede from Homewood. The land is being sold. 

 

Marian Catholic students earn AP Scholar ranking

The College Board has distributed AP Scholar Awards to 95 Marian Catholic students, including Fiona Keating and Jacob Klupchak of Flossmoor, who were named AP Scholars, and Calyn Brumley and Erin Kelly of Flossmoor, who were named AP Scholars with distinction.
 

Flossmoor board approves street resurfacing program

The Flossmoor Village Board has approved a contract for the Fiscal Year 2020 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) street resurfacing program. Public Works Director John Brunke said the 2020 program includes resurfacing a total of 1.55 miles of street, spot curb repairs, sidewalk replacement and ADA improvements.
 

H-F Parks increases its share for special rec programs

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has agreed to increase funding for the South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). Commissioners approved the change at the Aug. 20 board meeting. 
 

Flossmoor gets new sculpture for rotational art program

Flossmoor will have a new sculpture named “Orion” installed Sept. 4 on the traffic island at the intersection of Park Drive and Argyle Avenue.

The sculpture by Minnesota-born artist Sam Spiczka was recommended by the Flossmoor Public Art Commission and approved by the Flossmoor Village Board Aug. 19.

Assistant Village Manager Allison Matson said “Orion” will be part of Flossmoor’s rotational sculpture program for a period of three years.

 
 

Maple Tree Inn coming to Homewood

Award-winning Cajun food is coming to Homewood. Blue Island restaurant Maple Tree Inn is moving to 18849 Dixie Highway. [Update 3:40 p.m. Aug. 28]

GSU to host Chicago Southland International Film Festival

Governors State University will host the Chicago Southland International Film Festival Sept. 6, 7 and 8 on its campus in University Park. The festival includes a juried Short Film Competition, a Feature Film Showcase and a director-led question and answer session.
 
 

FCC festival Aug. 31 to celebrate summer, benefit community house

Flossmoor Community Church will hold its second annual festival Saturday, Aug. 31, to benefit the Flossmoor Community House. The festivities will run from 5 to 10 p.m. at 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor.

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