Author: Jay Readey

Viewpoint: Hoop dreams and the fabric of community

Recently, I stepped into the H-F field house in the North Building of the high school with a friend who had attended high school nearby but had never seen H-F’s field house.  “Is this the most well-resourced majority-Black high school in the country?” he asked.  After a little informal internet[Read More…]

SDA helps the South Suburbs meet 21st century challenges

A century ago, Flossmoor was founded as a bedroom community for weekend trips by Chicago’s business elite to play golf at the numerous clubs within close range of the Illinois Central train line.  Homewood had been around a little longer, originally as “Thornton Station” on the IC train line, and[Read More…]

Scenes from the natural wonders of suburban Chicagoland (Jay Readey/H-F Chronicle)

H-F nestled in Chicago’s green playground

When was the last time you were completely lost in the woods? Enveloped by trees and the sounds of birds? The amazing thing is how easy it is to do in Cook County, the seat of the world’s next MegaCity –you guessed it, Chicago, the next global metropolitan area to[Read More…]

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