District 233 hires consultant to start strategic planning

The District 233 school board agreed on a 6-1 vote to hire a consultant to help the board develop a new strategic plan.
 
At the June 19 board meeting, members agreed to an $11,900 contract with Robert Mandonia of RJM Consulting Services, Inc., who will help develop a five-year strategic plan. The contract spells out nine tasks that he will undertake for the board. 
 

Homewood couple say they tried to stop fight, shooting

A Homewood couple say they tried to stop a fight that resulted in two people being shot outside Walmart, 17550 S. Halsted Ave., shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. 

Cara Lawlor told the Chronicle on Monday she dove on top of a man being kicked in the head and her fiance, John Pangborn, helped a security guard wrestle a gun from another man.

Vice District seeks second incentive extension

Vice District Brewing is requesting that Homewood officials approve a second extension for a business incentive funding agreement.

The village board will consider the request at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 26.

The craft brewery was approved in September 2016 for $100,000 in financial assistance to develop a brewery and taproom at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway, but the project has been delayed by several unforeseen circumstances.

Two people shot Sunday night at Walmart fuel station

Two people were shot Sunday night during an altercation at the Walmart fuel station, 17550 Halsted St., in Homewood.

Homewood police said officers responded to the scene shortly after 8 p.m. after receiving reports of a disturbance that included shots fired.

Steward’s volunteer efforts win award for mentoring group

When Flossmoor resident Kristopher Steward started volunteering, he didn’t set out to win any honors. Giving his time through 100 Black Men of Chicago was simply his way of being helpful. His efforts have paid dividends, both for the teens and the organization.

Pride Party-goers find fun at end of the rainbow

Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle

The second annual Lighthouse Pride Party saw a packed crowd — and lots of rainbows — around the Flossmoor Community House on June 22.

H-F school board president says fine arts dialog continues

There is a possibility a proposal for a Fine Arts Department addition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be on the agenda for the next board meeting on Aug. 21.
 

Get a sticker for the Splash Pad

H-F Park District residents have free access to the Splash Pad but need to provide residency documentation through a driver’s license, utility bill or tax bill. Those with a current pool pass or H-F Racquet & Fitness Club photo ID can get a Splash Pad sticker added to the photo ID already issued. 

Park district targets July 1 for Splash Pad opening

Millennium Park’s Splash Pad is almost ready. July 1 is the target date for turning on the bubbling water fountain designed for young children. 

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