Festive pub crawl Thursday to benefit Homewood Arts Council

Homewood Arts Council's first fundraiser, the 0.3K run/walk/stroll in September brought out considerable costuming creativity in participants.

The organization is providing another opportunity from 6:30 p.m. til at least 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, with Ho Ho Homewood Festivus-for-the-Rest-of-Us Pub Crawl, a chance for people to channel their inner elf, dust off the old reindeer costume or play the Grinch.

Flossmoor police fill holiday shopping carts for annual toy drive

“Smaller is better” was the message of the day as Flossmoor police officers embarked on their third annual shopping spree for toys at the village’s Meijer store.
 

In past years, the men in women in blue shopped for big-ticket items, including bicycles, for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This year, the word came down that smaller items were needed and there are already enough bikes to go around.
 

Pop's Popcorn Shop opens in Homewood

Attention popcorn lovers! If you have been wishing for a gourmet specialty popcorn shop located in Homewood, your dreams have come true. Pop’s Popcorn Shop has opened at 18035 Dixie Highway offering unique popcorn flavors.

School, village, library candidates file for April election ballots

Only one of three school districts in the Homewood-Flossmoor area will have competitive school board races in the April consolidated election.
 
Filing ended at 5 p.m. Monday for persons wishing to run in the April 2 election. The Cook County Clerk's office released names of persons who filed petitions to get on the ballot in grade and high school board elections.

Suspects charged for smash-and-grab spree in H-F, other towns

Three suspects have been arrested and charged following a string of smash-and-grab incidents throughout the South Suburbs in recent weeks, Flossmoor police said Friday.
 

One man is facing felony charges in connection with smash-and-grab attacks in Flossmoor during the early morning hours on Dec. 1.

Pop culture trivia tournament Jan. 5 at H-F High

You may think your brain is cluttered with useless facts, but they could come in handy at the second annual Pop Culture Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The contest, hosted by H-F’s Scholastic Bowl team, starts at 8:45 a.m. in the H-F South Building.
 

Townhomes to be developed in Homewood village hall lot

Homewood will sell a portion of the village hall parking lot for the development of town homes after the village board approved the measure at its Dec. 11 board meeting.
 
The land near the corner of Chestnut Road and Harwood Avenue will be purchased by 107 Highwood Holdings for $355,000.
 

Homewood tax levy increases 3.59 percent

The Homewood village board approved a 3.59 percent increase in the real estate tax levy over the previous year at its Dec. 11 meeting. The board also witnessed the swearing in of Patrick McAneny, the new assistant director of public works.

Residents share in holiday festivities at Flossmoor Winterfest

Winterfest in Flossmoor on Dec. 8 seemed to have something for everyone, with activities ranging from Christmas storytime with Mayor Paul Braun to the start of the season’s business scavenger hunt and a tour of local “gingerbread lady” Janet Gustafson’s homemade sugary wonderland.

H-F falls to Bloom in tight game Friday

Bloom High School squeezed by Homewood-Flossmoor High’s Vikings 57-53 in a heated rematch. 

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