Rain, melting snow lead to flooding this week in H-F area

Fifteen inches of snow, followed by a major winter rainstorm, have tested public works crews in Flossmoor and Homewood this month.

Three H-F seniors selected Merit Scholarship finalists

Homewood-Flossmoor High School seniors Allie Mangel, Andronicus Marati and Alessandro Vazquez have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Flossmoor board approves aerial bucket truck for public works

The Flossmoor Public Works Department will now have an aerial bucket truck to use for street light maintenance, tree trimming and other projects around town.

Student charged with weapons crimes for bringing gun to H-F

A Homewood-Flossmoor High School student is facing three felony charges after allegedly bringing a handgun to the school earlier this month, Flossmoor police said Wednesday.
 
The student, a 16-year-old male, was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by someone under 18 years of age and unlawful possession of a firearm on school grounds, said Deputy Police Chief Tod Kamleiter.
 

Local robotics team moves on to state competition

The Tech Ninja Team (TNT) is going to state. The local robotics competitors were members of the winning alliance at the robotics tournament at Marian Catholic High School gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 10.

H-F freshman’s music passion is as a blues band drummer

Stacy Norris needs your vote.
 
No, she’s not running for office, but the 15-year-old freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor High School is the outstanding drummer with the blues band The Instinct that has been nominated for a Chicago Music Award in the ‘most talented teens’ category and they will win through online voting. 

Rotarian Rick Thiernau shares message of caring with D153 students

Homewood District 153 found a way to say “thanks” and recognize Rick Thiernau, a dedicated volunteer who has given years of service. In fall, the district’s nomination to the Illinois State Board of Education for Thiernau was accepted and he received a “Those Who Excel” award as a community volunteer. He was one of only seven people recognized across the state.

Chick-fil-A, Panera coming to Halsted location in Homewood

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced on Saturday the names of two restaurants that will be developed on the northwest corner of 175th and Halsted streets.

Chick-fil-A and Panera have signed leases for restaurants that will replace the former bank building that is currently on the site. Both restaurants will have drive-through service.

Fratello's Deli granted second sign variance

Homewood trustees approved a second sign variance Tuesday for Fratello's Deli at 17929 S. Halsted St.

The deli's second location in Homewood will be allowed to post signs in south-facing windows. The company had hoped to include signs in its east windows, too, but village staff expressed concerns about safety in case of an emergency if the east windows were obscured. 

Scenes from the 16th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest

Science and history were prominent elements of the 16th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest. 

The Homewood Science Center hosted the children's activities that formerly were included in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, where the traditional bake-off, baking demonstrations and chocolate treat sampling were held. 

The Homewood Historicial Society took top honors in the bake-off this year, helping celebrate the village's 125h anniversary by entering a treat that is, itself, 125 years old, the brownie. 

(Photos by Marilyn Thomas and Eric Crump)

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