Author: Chronicle staff

Work begins at Wind Creek Casino site

The ceremonial groundbreaking for the Wind Creek Casino took place early in June but the real earth moving began this week on the north side of the site at 174th and Halsted Street. The site is shared by East Hazel Crest and Homewood. Crews began removing old piping in preparation for the[Read More…]

10.02.2022 | What You Need to Know Today

FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI AND PET BLESSING. Pets (or their pictures) are welcome to attend the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 2, and receive a blessing at St. John the Evangelist, 2640 Park Drive, Flossmoor. PET BLESSING. A pet blessing will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, at[Read More…]

Recyclepalooza is Oct. 8 in Flossmoor

Collect your recyclables for Recyclepalooza from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8. Homewood Disposal, Flossmoor School District 161, Chicago Southland Green Committee and Homewood Flossmoor High School are sponsoring the event at Parker Junior High. A volunteer throws a vacuum into the back of the trash bin at[Read More…]

Local school superintendents heard from administrators at the University of Illinois during a meeting on strengthening ties between schools and the U of I system. Present at the meeting were, from left, Bremen District 228 Superintendent Brad Sikora; University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen; State Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, D-Olympia Fields; Rich District 227 Superintendent Johnnie Thomas; University of Illinois-Chicago Interim Chancellor Javier Reyes; and Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 Superintendent Dr. Scott Wakeley. (Provided photo)

H-F superintendent meets with U of I leaders

District 233 Superintendent Scott Wakeley met with University of Illinois leaders Sept. 8 getting a chance to stress the need for an “educator pipeline” and the need for college affordability. U of I System President Timothy L. Killeen and University of Illinois-Chicago Interim Chancellor Javier Reyes listened to superintendents from three[Read More…]

Homewood Fall Fest returns Sept. 24

Homewood’s annual fall festival and chili cook-off returns on Sept. 24. (Chronicle file photo) Homewood’s annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off will offer live music, autumn food and traditional family activities on Martin Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Chili Cook-off always attracts the area’s most talented chili artists to[Read More…]

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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