Girls STEAM Ahead scheduled for March 2

Nearly 150 girls will come together March 2 for the third annual Girls Steam Ahead 2019 program at Idlewild Country Club. This year’s theme is “Major Decisions.”
 

Flossmoor trustee candidates field questions on village issues

The five candidates vying for three open Flossmoor village trustee seats shared their views Feb. 7 on topics ranging from the housing market to neighborhood unity. Candidates include incumbents James Mitros and Perry Hoag, who both have been on the board 24 years, as well as new challengers Gyata Kimmons, David Bruni and Michelle Nelson. Bruni and Nelson are running as write-in candidates.
 
 

Economic outlook topic of PSC scholarship breakfast Friday

William A. Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the featured speaker Friday, Feb. 22, for the Prairie State College Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast.

Districts plan Pulaski Day as polar vortex makeup

To make up for recent snow days, local students will attend school in March 4, the official Illinois holiday recognizing Casimir Pulaski, who served as a judge in the Continental Army.Homewood and Flossmoor students will forfeit the March 4 Casimir Pulaski Day holiday so the districts can get to the required 176 days on the school calendar. While students will learn of the heroism of Pulaski, this year it won’t mean a day off.

 

H-F chess team at state tourney

Homewood-Flossmoor High School's chess team participated in the IHSA State Final Chess Tournament Feb. 8 and 9 in Peoria.

Attitude and ambition fuel journey to success for Homewood trainers

At first glance, it might look like Earl Bell and Cherie Terui worked their way up using their muscles. That's only part of the story. A closer look shows the local trainers used attitude and ambition to become successful fitness business entrepreneurs.

S&P improves H-F Park District’s financial rating

The financial picture at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has improved enough that Standard & Poor’s has upped the bond rating for the district.
 
Standard & Poor’s gave the park district an A- rating, a step up from its previous BBB rating. Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC is one of three major agencies that issue credit ratings. The rating can be considered a financial indicator to potential investors of debt securities, such as bonds. 

H-F loses to Bolingbrook in rematch, needs help from LWE for SWSC Title

Bolingbrook’s Joseph Yesufu and Tyler Cochran tallied up 37 points to help carry the Raiders to a 65-60 win Friday night. After this loss, H-F will need to win their game against Sandburg on Feb. 19 and Bolingbrook has to lose against Lincoln-Way East if the Vikings hope to win the SWSC title.

No reported injuries when shots fired in Homewood early Saturday

Homewood police are investigating a report of shots fired at White Castle, 18250 S. Halsted St. early Saturday.

Police said the incident occurred shortly after 5:45 a.m. During an incident in the restaurant's drive-thru lane, a man exited a vehicle and fired a gun. No injuries were reported.

The man then fled the scene in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen.

Police activity near Heather Hill School leads to brief lockdown

Charges are pending against a man after he attempted to elude a Flossmoor police officer in the vicinity of Heather Hill School on Friday morning.
 
The incident triggered a Code Yellow lockdown at the school for less than a half hour, Flossmoor police said in an email community alert.
 

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