Bergstein's celebrates 10 years as the South Suburbs' New York deli

It has been 10 years since the Davis family of Homewood looked around and realized there were no New York-style delicatessens in the area. They decided to change that, and Bergstein's NY Deli was born. On Sept. 15, the family will celebrate its first decade in the deli business at 200 Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights. 

H-F High football takes two wins into homecoming weekend

Craig Buzea, head football coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, likes what he sees in his varsity team as they prepare for the H-F homecoming game at 7 p.m. on Friday. The team is off to a 2-0 start.

Teen dies from gunshot injuries

A teen shot on Loomis Avenue in Homewood on Saturday has died from his injuries, according to police.

The 17-year-old victim was shot early Saturday afternoon. Police responded at 1:42 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 19100 block of Loomis.

Based on information gathered, there is no imminent danger to the community from this incident, a police spokeswoman said.

Grants helping Irons Oaks maintain its oak population

The grove of stately oak trees at Irons Oaks will get special attention thanks to two grants awarded to the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Aretha, Lady Day and great art that brings us together


The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

In time, I expect a great American artist will create a great work of art. It will be called “For Aretha” and it will capture the spirit and emotion of the most astonishing American singer of my lifetime. We in the South Suburbs already have a great piece of art dedicated to another important American singer, the legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. “Yes! For Lady Day” is now in its 50th year.

Police investigate daytime shooting Saturday in Homewood

One person was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday, Sept. 1, in the 19100 block of Loomis Avenue in Homewood, according to police.

Sub sandwich shop slated for Flossmoor shopping center

Jersey Mike’s is coming to Flossmoor. The national submarine sandwich chain will be opening a shop adjacent to the Meijer superstore, village officials said Wednesday. 

Crowds flock to Dairy Queen for its grand reopening

“You’re officially open,” Mayor Richard Hofeld declared after snipping the blue ribbon on Friday to mark the reopening of Homewood’s Dairy Queen after it had been closed for six weeks.
And with that, staff member Natalie Hamilton brought out a giant sundae covered in chocolate syrup and strawberries and owner Kevin Welsh started passing out spoons encouraging people to taste the delicious ice cream treat.
“It’s perfect,” Welsh declared.  “Eat it up!”

Monica Fox's moves on the dance floor show the resiliency of transplant recipients

It wasn’t “Dancing with the Stars,” but it was a thrill for Monica Fox to ballroom dance her way to a medal at the 2018 Donate Life Transplant Games this month. Fox, a Flossmoor resident, and her dance partner, Vince Shavers, of Naperville, were offered dance lessons at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Naperville to prepare for the games. Both are kidney transplant recipients, 

H-F grad Karen Hawkins receives national LGBTQ journalism award

Karen Hawkins got an incredible birthday surprise this year when her feminist publication Rebellious Magazine won the NLGJA Jeanne Córdova Award from the Association of LGBTQ journalists.


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