Love, Noa: Girls’ fashion boutique owner follows the path of fashion trail blazer Ann Cole Lowe

Editor's note: This story was provided by the Flossmoor Community Relations Committee. It is part of a longer Black History Month series that paired local black-owned business people with their counterparts from history. This story features Kelly Evans, founder of Love, Noa Boutique, 1044 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor, with Anne Cole Lowe, designer of the late Jackie Kennedy's 1953 wedding dress.

Nat'l teen magazine publishes two works by H-F students

Two Homewood-Flossmoor High School students are now published authors, with their works having been published in the October 2018 issue of Teen Ink magazine. 

The poem “Let This Love Be a Lesson” by Jada Seaton was done for a class assignment, and the essay “I Have Two Names” by Oyindasola Chelsea Ayorinde, a senior, is her essay for college admissions that she started as a sophomore in a creative writing class.

Police say Willow Road shooting likely not random

Homewood police have released some details about the shooting that took place on Feb. 20. Deputy Chief Denise McGrath said police believe the shooting, which damaged a home on the 1400 block of Willow Road, was not random. She declined to offer further details on the basis that it could compromise the investigation.

Rehab facility building new location in Homewood

The walls are up for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in this photo taken Feb. 15 at the construction site at South Halsted Street and Holbrook Road. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab expects to open a new location in Homewood later this year. Construction has already begun at 19260 S. Halsted Street. AbilityLab provides physical rehab for adults and children with complex conditions resulting in loss of function. 

Humane Society seeks zoning change, special use permit for new adoption center

The South Suburban Humane Society will seek approval from the Homewood Board of Trustees for two measures that will enable the development of an adoption center at the former Homewood Animal Hospital.

Murder charge in Kerrigan death filed against man, 23, who was caregiver

A Justice man has been charged with first degree murder in the Feb. 20 death of Homewood resident James Kerrigan. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Monday approved the felony murder charge against Frederick Walker, 23, who lives in the 8600 block of 81st Street in the southwest suburb.

Hawk 1, Window 0. Shattered glass, plywood, lots of questions


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Chronicle editor Tom Houlihan tells the harrowing tale of his Sunday morning peace being shattered, literally, by a hawk that crashed into his dining room window.

H-F cafeteria workers look to school board for help with wage increases

Cafeteria workers at Homewood-Flossmoor High School asked board members to intercede on their behalf as their union bargains for higher wages.

James Hart students stage ‘Lion King’ musical

The story of future king Simba and his rise to power over the animal kingdom will be presented by students at James Hart School when they stage the “Lion King Jr.” musical at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the school, 18820 Morgan Ave., Homewood.


Author will discuss improv for spirituality at two programs

Presbyterian minister and author MaryAnn McKibben Dana will present her spiritual insights on dealing with the unexpected when she expands on the principles outlined in her book “God, Improv, and the Art of Living.”
She will be a guest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at Bookie’s Bookstore, 2015 Ridge Road in Homewood. She also will be a speaker at the Sunday, March 3, worship service at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchinson in Flossmoor. 


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