Kids enjoy farm fun at Patriots Park

Kids took a magical trip to the farm through a summer program presented by “Miss Jamie from the Farm” at Patriots Park on July 10.
 
Hers is one of several special presentations hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District this summer. About 50 children, surrounded by adults, enjoyed the show under the pavilion that included lots of things to do — be a bug, bark like a dog, sing songs and clap their hands. They learned how to say “Howdy” and pretended to dig in the soil.

Library game will have participants on the search for Homewood's water tower

Homewood’s beloved “Home Sweet Homewood" water tower’s been stolen!
 
That's the premise of an investigative role playing game sponsored by the Homewood Public Library.

Less water lost as Flossmoor projects show positive results

Flossmoor has made significant progress in its continuing battle against water loss resulting from leaky infrastructure and inefficient metering. According to village officials, the level of water bought by Flossmoor that is actually delivered to homes and — the so-called billed-to-purchase ratio — climbed to 77 percent last year, up from the previous figure of 59 percent.

Summer Theatre at H-F High presents 'Big the Musical TYA' July 19 and 20

Students in grades 2 through 12 participating in summer theater at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will conclude the session with three performances of “Big the Musical,” the theater for young audiences version.
 
Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, in the Mall Auditorium in H-F’s South Building. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.
 

Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School

The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Motorcyclist dies following vehicle crash on Halsted

A Steger man died Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a passenger vehicle in the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood.

Kyle J. Ladewig, 37, was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital, according to the Homewood Police Department.

Vehicle sticker scofflaws could face ticket if ordinance approved

Some Homewood residents have found the process of obtaining vehicle stickers and overnight parking ban exemptions more complicated than usual this year. There's a connection to the state's budget woes.

Residents who haven't yet obtained a sticker might be issued a ticket if they don't comply by Aug. 1 if the village approves an ordinance on the agenda. The orginal deadline for purchasing a sticker without penalty was May 31.

WGN brings block party to downtown Homewood on Friday

Homewood has acquired an additional event in its summer festival lineup. Television station WGN-Channel 9 in Chicago will sponsor a block party from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13. 

Though early in the day, the pop-up event will include most of the features of other Homewood festivals: food, live music, vendors and activities for kids, according to village officials. WGN will add to the mix a parade and live broadcast.

After four years of the Chronicle, and looking toward the future

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The Chronicle’s fourth anniversary passed last month, quietly. We just continued doing what we do — posting stories about people and events, great and small, in Homewood and Flossmoor.

Walkathon will raise funds for African hospital, stricken teen

On Saturday, July 14, PRHeSS, a charity operated by Homewood couple Sam and Mary Kormoi, will host its 10th annual walkathon. The five-mile walk through Homewood will raise money for the community hospital in rural Sierra Leone that the organization founded.

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