Driver killed following early morning Flossmoor Road crash

A Flossmoor man was killed after his car crashed into a utility box and tree in the early morning hours on Aug. 18. The accident took place at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Flossmoor Road, according to a police report.
 

Izaak Walton Preserve holds photo contest to find images for 2020 calendar

Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve is holding its first photo contest to find 12 images for its 2020 calendar showing the preserve during all seasons. Photos taken at the preserve of landscapes, animals, plants and weather are welcome.

H-F coach Mark Thompson selected Illinois Lacrosse Person of the Year

The Illinois Lacrosse High School Coaches Association has selected Homewood resident Mark Thompson as the Illinois Lacrosse Person of the Year. He is the 2019 Illinois representative to the national organization. Thompson, head lacrosse coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, was selected from a list of nominees by coaches from across the state.
 
 

Commissioners take first step toward Homewood Estates Park redesign

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners agreed Aug. 7 to submit plans for an Open Space Land and Development (OSLAD) grant to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the redesign of Homewood Estates Park. The park district worked with Upland Design to reconfigure the 15-acre park and submit the application.

 

Damp weather doesn't dampen fun at Homewood's Giant Block Party

There were sprinkles of rain in the air off and on during the afternoon, but area families forged ahead, enjoying the music, food and activities during Homewood's annual Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Photos by Marilyn Thomas (MT) and Eric Crump (EC) / H-F Chronicle.

New signs remind drivers to stop — and save

The village of Homewood has a deal for motorists who travel through three intersections in town. Heed a sign and save money.

Last week the village installed five signs that read, "Complete Stop FREE/Rolling Stop $164.00/Your Choice."

Guest performers join Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for 42nd season

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s 42nd season will feature performances by special guest musicians. The season is set with seven concerts, with the orchestra under the direction of maestro Stilian Kirov. The season opens at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 with a "Rhapsody in Blue" program of American composers featuring pianist Xiayin Wang. 
 

Tax incentive approved for cigar lounge in Homewood

A cigar lounge coming to 18237 Kedzie Avenue in Homewood had a Class 8 tax incentive approved by the village board at its August 13 meeting.
 
 

H-F students present 'TRAP' on Friday, Saturday

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students are presenting “TRAP,” a play filled with suspense that focuses on an investigation, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, in the South Building, 999 Kedzie Ave.

Chalk the Walk gives D161 students a first-day boost

Students at Flossmoor District 161 schools were greeted Thursday morning with messages of love and support as part of the annual Chalk the Walk project, an effort to help all students with a positive message for the new school year.

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