Top H-F High grads named Viking Scholars

Homewood-Flossmoor High School announced its Viking Scholars. These are the top 10 graduates in the 2018 class by their grade point average.
 
These graduates are listed in alphabetical order, with the college they will attend.
 
Emma Anderson, St. Olaf College; Joseph Cipriano, University of Chicago; Allie Mangel, Princeton University; Andronicus Marati, Emory University; Madeline Moxley, University of British Columbia.
 

Homewood library board increases funding on collections

Homewood Public Library board members approved a $2.42 million budget in May for the 2019 fiscal year that starts July 1.
 
Amy Crump, the library’s executive director, said the board anticipates future revenues will remain stable or increase after several lean years due to declining tax revenue attributed to the continuing effects of the most recent recession.
 

Fourth of July festivities promise a day of family fun

Fourth of July celebrations in Homewood and Flossmoor are steeped in tradition, and this year’s festivities are designed to follow the popular script: a 5K race, two parades and a family festival.

District 153 amends budget to reflect additional state funds

Homewood District 153 is closing its books with an additional $187,000 added to the Education Fund.

The school board amended its 2018 budget at its June 18 meeting to reflect the additional money from the State of Illinois as part of the Illinois Legislature’s evidence-based funding formula approved in 2017.

Homewood police respond to report of shots fired

Homewood police responded to a report of possible gunshots Thursday night on the 18400 block of Clyde Road.

At 8:38 p.m., officers investigated the incident at a home on Clyde and discovered a bullet had shattered a window in the front of the residence, according to a press release. No injuries were reported.

Video shows two suspects in June 25 Flossmoor car burglary

A homeowner’s surveillance camera this week captured the image of two persons breaking into a car in Flossmoor.

Vice District Brewing plans July opening after Homewood grants financial incentive extension

Vice District Brewing is hoping to open its Homewood location in July after the village granted an extension to its financial incentive agreement June 26. The craft brewer’s owner Curtis Tarver II said in an email to the H-F Chronicle that the remaining construction on the building at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway should take about a week.

Two men face felony charges following Walmart fight, shooting

Charges have been filed against two men in connection with a shooting and fight at the Walmart gas station at 17550 S. Halsted St. on Sunday, June 24.

Shmauer Banks, 20, of Chicago, and Deldeaundraa McKinnon, 19, of Dolton, were each charged with mob action and aggravated battery in a public way, police said. Both charges are felonies.

H-F High administrators given merit raises

District 233 awarded merit pay to seven administrators at its meeting Tuesday, June 19. The vote was 5-2.
 
Merit pay is a way the board recognizes the quality of work by Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators and the extra hours administrators give outside of the regular school day, said Superintendent Von Mansfield.
 

Quickly and quietly, Bakewell Bakery closes in downtown Flossmoor

Two years after it opened in downtown Flossmoor, Bakewell Bakery has closed in somewhat mysterious fashion. The bakery, which cooked up sweet and savory English treats, was open as recently as Saturday, June 23. At 5:15 a.m. June 25, Bakewell posted on its Facebook page a brief announcement that the shop was closing.

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