Two H-F musicians selected for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Two outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School musicians have been selected for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Perry Hoag III and Alannah Hill, both of Flossmoor, have been playing with the youth symphony for a number of years and have now been promoted to the top level within its ranks. 

Crash into wall kills driver on 183rd Street in Homewood

A driver died Thursday in a car crash at 183rd Street and Park Avenue, just west of the railroad viaduct in Homewood.

Police responded to the accident at 10:07 p.m. on July 5. According to a press release issued by the Homewood Police Department, responding officers located a single vehicle that had crashed into a cement wall on the south side of 183rd across from Park.

Scenes from H-F Fourth of July festivities

The weather was a bit fickle during local Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday. The sun smiled upon the early events -- the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Run for Freedom 5K and the Homewood and Flossmoor parades.

Then as the park district's Family Fun Fest at Izaak Walton Preserve was getting started shortly after 11 a.m., the rains came. 

New members appointed to Flossmoor Green Commission, zoning board

The Flossmoor Village Board unanimously approved appointments to two community groups — the Green Commission and the Zoning Board — at its meeting on July 2.

Drivin' the Dixie meets Porsches & Pastries to give Homewood abundance of classy cars


Cars and more cars descended upon Homewood on Saturday, June 16, as two road rallies converged on the village. The day included the annual Drivin' the Dixie journey that follows the historic Dixie Highway from Blue Island to Momence. Homewood and Flossmoor hosted stops for drivers and invited them to take refreshment and enjoy the sights in the villages.

New vegetarian/vegan booth at Homewood's Wednesday farmers market proves popular

Like many things in this world, The Sunshine Kitchen was born out of necessity. The healthy food booth was created by two patrons of Homewood's farmers market who saw a need for more healthy food options.

Rising above challenges, local tennis player heads to national games

Matt Boerema of Homewood, a tennis player for 25 years, has succeeded at a challenging sport while using just one of his hands. This week, Boerema is traveling to Seattle, where he is competing in the Special Olympics national games, taking place July 1 through July 6. He also competes each year in the Illinois Special Olympics tennis tournament.

Homewood diplomacy

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Relations beween the U.S. and Canada, traditionally close allies, have been strained in recent months, to put it mildly. While the leaders of the two nations spat, Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld has taken a different approach.

Rep. Kelly welcomes winning artist to Capitol

Taylor Ausley, who graduated in June from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, met U.S. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., in Washington the week of June 25 and got to see her winning 2nd Congressional District art piece hung in the U.S. Capitol.

Early review of new Splash Pad: 'So much fun'

Within a minutes of the opening at noon on Saturday, the new Splash Pad at Millennium Park in Homewood was populated with more than a dozen frolicking children giving the facility a test run.

The early reviews were favorable.

"This is so much fun," Adalyn Morales shouted to her mother, Tracy Finfrock. 

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