Homewood domestic violence agency surprised by Ingalls contract termination

After nearly 20 years of providing domestic violence advocacy services to patients, South Suburban Family Shelter found out in early November that UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital is ending its contract.
 
According to SSFS executive director Jennifer Gabrenya, the agency received a short letter via email from Ingalls in the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 2, that the hospital network was terminating their relationship as of Nov. 30.
 

H-F High wins national award for inclusion efforts

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has a new banner to proudly display: National Banner Unified Champion School. 
 
H-F has strived to have students from all levels work together through partnerships in sports and classroom activities. The efforts put H-F in a unique status as one of only two high schools in Illinois recognized by Special Olympics for this honor.

Fonners spot the odd Homewood snowflake decoration

Kids from the Fonner family spotted the one lighted snowflake decoration in Homewood that is different from all the others. They got some special awards from Mayor Richard Hofeld.

PSC nursing professor awarded $10,000 fellowship

Prairie State College associate professor Marcia Bulthuis was selected a 2018 Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center (INWC) Advisory Board.

Toys, donations needed for Respond Now Holiday Giveaway

During this season of giving, Respond Now is seeking unwrapped new toys for boys and girls from newborn to age 14 for its Holiday Giveaway event on Dec. 12 and 13. 
 
The agency is in need of games, books, craft items, sports equipment and gift cards in $20 amounts. While clothes and food are not needed specifically for this drive, Respond Now always accepts food donations for general use and to give their clients a boost for the holiday. 
 

IPO presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present Handel’s “Messiah” with four guest vocal soloists and the Elmhurst Choral Union. 
 
The orchestra, under the director of maestro Stilian Kirov, will perform at 3 p.m. at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Heights.
 

Teen pursues her business dreams with Say Cheese food truck

In 2017, 14-year-old Anna Thompson of Flossmoor told her parents she wanted to start a business.

A year later, she was the proud owner of Say Cheese, a food truck that serves delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.

Mom, kids seek new local entertainment options

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Maggie Gosselin’s twin sons have identified a problem. 

Most entertainment options for kids are located in other communities. As Gosselin noted in a recent Facebook post, “They’re upset about hitting the highway for birthday parties and things to do.” 

Unlike most 7-year-olds, Ethan and Austin decided to seek a solution. They went to see the mayor.

Homewood officers present $23K check to Cancer Support Center

Homewood police officers visited their neighbors across the street Friday to present Cancer Support Center with a check representing a donation of more than $23,000. Thirty-five officers collected donations over the last 30 days as part of a No Shave November fundraiser.

Homewood approves 2.63 acre sale of Walton Preserve to railroad

The Homewood Board of Trustees Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of a 2.63-acre parcel of the Izaak Walton Preserve to Waterloo Railway Company, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway.

 

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