Author: Carole Sharwarko

Best Buy, three other Homewood businesses burglarized

Four businesses in Homewood were burglarized in the late night and early morning hours of Nov. 26 and 27, according to Homewood Police Department.  The incidents may be connected. They occured in the span of about two-and-a-half hours, with the last three occurring within 10 minutes of each other. In each incident,[Read More…]

Homewood resident Michael Case. (Provided photo)

Amtrak conductor thankful for Homewood’s ‘massive love’ after being shot

In May 2017 Amtrak conductor Michael Case was shot at a Naperville train station. A Homewood resident, Case was shot in the abdomen and has endured a months-long rehabilitation. He wrote to the H-F Chronicle to express his gratitude for the neighbors who are helping him recover. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for[Read More…]

Baby’s warm milk on a backyard burner

Once a few years ago when the power was out in Flossmoor, Gregg and Kristen Beglau didn’t have any way to warm milk for their baby, Anabella. Their neighbors, Ed and Trish Ladner, offered up their propane grill.“He had a burner on the grill, so we would heat up baby[Read More…]

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Mowing the lawn meant so much

The late Scott Gummerson was an architect. When he died from acute myeloid leukemia in 2015, his neighbors tied orange ribbons in his honor on trees in front of the Flossmoor houses he designed or helped add on to.The outpouring of support during the two years Scott was sick didn’t[Read More…]

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Visiting the neighbor’s yard for parties, piñatas and puppies

Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. These are two[Read More…]

Homewood neighbors Rachel Meadows-Smith, left, and Jean Sherrill said they appreciate having neighbors who look out for one another. (Photo by Mary Compton/HF Chronicle)

‘A fine idea’: Neighbors work together to solve a concrete problem

Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. This is one[Read More…]

Illinois School Report Cards: See how H-F schools rate

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its annual Illinois Report Card, a rundown of how each school and school district in the state is performing. Compiled from information ISBE collects from every Illinois public school, the Report Card offers demographics and statistics about school districts and individual schools, comparing[Read More…]

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