Author: Eric Crump

The weeks | Nov. 13

DEMOCRACY WATCH The general election is over, and while most of us (except Georgians) are taking a deep breath and putting politics on the backburner for a while, candidates for local office are only getting started. Some are getting to work gathering petitions in hopes of being on the April[Read More…]

H-F High School students gather at the corner of Kedzie Avenue and Flossmoor Road on Thursday in a walkout intended to bring attention to safety issues at the school. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Nov. 6

DEMOCRACY WATCH Monday is the last day for early voting. The nearest polling place to H-F is at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The hours Monday will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s not too late to vote by mail. According to the Cook County .[Read More…]

Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter, right, is interviewed by Chicago TV station reporters during the community forum on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Flossmoor forum filled with passion, ideas, questions as community wrestles with police shooting trauma (free content)

Flossmoor and area residents said they want more transparency from police and village officials, and a commitment from the village to pursue policies that can help prevent police shootings, like the one that led to the death of Madeline Miller in July. Those were among the prominent messages that emerged[Read More…]

Scenes from Halloween 2022

The weather was creepy for Halloween 2022 in Homewood, foggy in the morning, misty and damp during trick or treating in the afternoon. Chronicle editor Marilyn Thomas captured the Halloween parade at Willow School. Eric Crump visited famed Page Avenue in the afternoon to capture the scene. Long-time Page[Read More…]

Trick or Treat Trail basks in sunshine

(Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) The Grim Reaper (aka Jackson Symowicz), left, acquires a piece of candy from Devin Frendreis, standing, director of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Discovery Preschool, and Oralethea Davenport, seated, manager of Irwin Center, while his not-so-grim mom, Missy Symowicz looks on. Crowds of kids in costume accompanied by[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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