Police investigate report of shots fired in Homewood

Homewood School District 153 board members were told Monday that the list of finalists for the principal’s position at James Hart School in Homewood has been whittled down to 11 from an initial pool of 47 applicants. The board is looking for a new principal because its current principal, Scott McAlister, is moving to the assistant superintendent position in the 2020-2021 year. It will serve as a year of training for McAlister for his next position, District 153 superintendent, following the retirement of Dale Mitchell in June 2021. He has been superintendent since 2004. Mitchell . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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