H-F students stage 'Mamma Mia!' Friday and Saturday

Guests will see, from left, Adeera Harris as Tanya, Ava Jones as Donna and Greta Schmidt as Rosie when the H-F Theatre presents "Mama Mia!" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Mall Auditorium. (Provided photo)
H-F Theatre presents "Mama Mia!" at 7 p.m. Friday
and Saturday in the Mall Auditorium. 
(Provided photo)

District 153 scores reflect switch from paper to computer testing

When the Illinois Report Card data was announced for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) exam, there was a noticeable drop in scores for District 153 sixth graders and special education students who took the test on computer compared to their scores the previous year on a paper exam, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.

‘Big shoes to fill’ as Stanley Robinson retires


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

H-F Chronicle editor Eric Crump reflects on the 30-year career of a Flossmoor Police Officer Stan Robinson.

He also shares what he recently learned about Glenwood Academy, a very special school nearby H-F.

Read his thank-you to readers for submitting their answers to the Chronicle survey.

District 153 students host vets for Veterans Day celebration

Veterans attend the assembly in their honor at James Hart School. (Provided photo)
Local veterans attended an assembly in their honor at
James Hart School on Veterans Day.
 (Provided photo)

Willow School kids get a chance to learn yoga poses, breathing exercises

For six weeks, certified yoga instructor Tricia
Butcher led first- and second-grade students
at Willow School through yoga exercises. 


Flossmoor board talks recreational marijuana regs

With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois quickly approaching, the Flossmoor Village Board began discussing what policies should be in place to reflect new laws.

Homewood trustees to consider ordinance changes to align with new state cannabis law

Wondering how to consume cannabis products in Homewood and stay within the rules established by the new state law allowing for recreational use? The details might be clearer after Tuesday's village board meeting.

Sharing the Love: South Suburban Humane Society expansion helps more families find pets

Anyone who loves animals can look at the South Suburban Humane Society’s new Homewood Adoption Center as a major success story. As the SSHS prepares to mark its 50th anniversary next year, the opening of the Homewood facility in June nearly doubled the agency's capacity to house dogs; it created a bright space for cats with natural light; and increased the number of volunteers by 120 in the first month.

Snow, near record cold expected Sunday night through Tuesday

Wintery weather is expected to make an early appearance as rain turns to snow Sunday night, followed by a snowy and cold Veterans Day.

Dockweiler Award winners show results from hard work

Former District 153 board member Tom Dockweiler presented copies of two books, "Throw Like a Girl" and "Boys in the Boat" to the three winners of this year's Dockweiler Award, presented at the board's Oct. 15 meeting.


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