Author: Haleigh Porter

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Hobo Jungle, an H-F tradition, lets kids learn about tools, build summer structures

For decades, Hobo Jungle camp has been offered during the summer by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. And in all that time, it’s never lost its spirit of adventure and ingenuity. Hobo Jungle teaches its campers how to use basic carpentry tools while building themed, full-sized structures.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content[Read More…]

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Diane Cobban: Wildlife’s best friend

  Wildlife expert Dianne Cobban of Homewood hugs  her cat, Binks. Cobban rescued Binks out of a house  in Park Forest whose owners moved and left her.  (Photo by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle)  Editor’s note: This story first appeared as the cover feature in the Oct. 1, 2017, print edition of[Read More…]

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H-F grad on her way to fitness superstardom

Betina Gozo was a dedicated band member and an all-around music enthusiast. Now she’s a gym guru and fitness superstar. She says she’s lived the best of two very different worlds. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

HIT tourney draws hundreds of ballplayers to Homewood

A bat, a ball and a park seem to be all Homewood Baseball needs to round up all-star players from near and far, bringing them together to make new friends and find fun in competition. The Homewood Invitational Tournament (HIT), an annual baseball and softball competition, takes place on the town’s[Read More…]

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