Park district candidates’ forum is Thursday

The Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board.
 
The session will be at The Clubhouse at the corner of 183rd Street and Governors Highway.
 
Incumbent Steve Johnson is on the ballot along with Brit Violini and Linda Ojode. The board has two seats open. The new members will serve six-year terms. 

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Simeon wins sectional championship, ends H-F season

The Homewood Flossmoor’s Vikings season came to a sour ending Friday night after losing to Simeon 58-43 in the Class 4A sectional championship game. 

'Sleeping Beauty' on Drama Group stage April 10-14

“Sleeping Beauty,” a production especially for children, school groups and daycare centers, will be staged by The Drama Group, 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights, with five performances April 10 through 14.

Hart girls volleyball wins state bid

[Updated 7:30 a.m.] The seventh grade girls volleyball team at James Hart School in Homewood is ready to battle for the first place title in the Illinois Elementary School Association state playoffs. Right now, the team is one of the top eight teams in the state. They will compete Friday, March 8, in Normal, Ill., in a best-of-three elimination series against Urbana Middle School.

New Owner at Family Wine and Liquors welcomes the community

There is a new face behind the counter at the long-time Homewood business, Family Wine and Liquors at 18707 S. Dixie Highway. But for long-time customers, there is no need to worry that anything more will change.

Stanback, Ogom lead H-F to OT win over Bloom

Homewood-Flossmoor senior forward Issac Stanback helped will the Vikings to a win in an overtime thriller against Bloom 64-61. H-F advances to the second game of the state basketball tournament's sectional round.  

Flossmoor teacher resigns mid-year, alleges poor treatment

​After months of discomfort about what he says are pervasive problems at the school, teacher Ryan Sinwelski resigned from his job at Parker Junior High in Flossmoor on March 3. Along with his resignation, Sinwelski released a letter to area media outlets and others detailing a number of concerns he alleges about lack of leadership and discipline at the school. 
 

Homewood approves stray shopping cart ordinance

Stores in Homewood must now pay to have stray shopping carts returned to their property after the village board approved an ordinance Feb. 26. The village’s building department has been trying to work with retailers “to gain better control over their shopping carts” found away from their properties. Homewood has met with stores and issued “several” court citations.

 

H-F board approves $1.4 million in updates

The District 233 school board accepted four bids at its Feb. 19 meeting, for a total of $1.43 million for work on the North and South Buildings this summer.
 
Amber Mechanical of Alsip was awarded a $508,000 contract for updates to the mechanical system on the North Building gym. The space is lacking air circulation. This work includes installing air conditioning.
 

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