SSSRA honors Homewood-Flossmoor athletes

Homewood resident Charlie Whitmore and Flossmoor resident Anthony Pitts were among those honored at the South Suburban Special Recreation Association annual athletic banquet Jan. 17 at Wiley’s Grill in Flossmoor for Special Olympic athletes, unified partners, coaches and family members.

Balanced effort leads Vikings to regional championship

Homewood-Flossmoor's basketball team Friday advanced to the sectional round of the state boys basketball tournament by defeating St. Rita 55-45.

Caregiver company responds to employee’s murder charge

The caregiver company that briefly employed Frederick Walker has released a statement, responding to Walker’s charge of murder in the death of James Kerrigan, the Homewood resident he was assigned to help.

Humane Society clears hurdle in Homewood, aims for spring opening

The South Suburban Humane Society’s new adoption center in Homewood cleared a hurdle when the board approved a zoning ordinance at its February 26 meeting.

H-F steals game from Marist in close rematch

Homewood Flossmoor’s Vikings survived Marist 42-39 Tuesday, regardless of the Redhawks' late push in the fourth quarter. 

Area residents opposed to power plant speak out at Glenwood zoning meeting

Oak Meadow Energy LLC of Boston has proposed building and operating a 1,250 megawatt electricity generating plant on 75 acres of land on the southeast corner of Glenwood. Residents opposing a proposed gas-fired power plant packed a Glenwood Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday, and while they did not stop the plant's zoning application, they slowed the process.

Olympian tells H-F students make no small plans

To get through life, set goals Dr. Seun Adigun told students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School during a presentation on Feb. 20. She’s proven it can work. Since her days at H-F, Adigun has twice been on Olympic teams representing Nigeria. She became world famous in 2018 as the face of the Nigerian women’s bobsled team.

Lion’s Club Pool passes on sale now

Thinking about summer right now? Get a jump on the season and you could save money on a pool pass for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Lion’s Club Pool in Homewood.

Newest distillery operating from former Thornton 1857 Brewery

The Well at the Distillery is the South Suburbs' newest distillery, but it’s not the first time alcohol has been produced in its Thornton location. The business at 400 E. Margaret St. is producing craft gin, vodka, whiskey and rum in the same spot where beer was brewed for a century. 

No bail for man accused of Homewood murder

A Cook County Criminal Court judge this week denied bail for Frederick Walker, the 23-year-old man accused of murdering a Homewood resident and then setting fire to his home to cover up the crime.

Walker was ordered held without bond by Judge Luciano Panici when he appeared in a Markham courtroom on Feb. 26, after Assistant State’s Attorney Rivanda Doss laid out early details of the case.


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