Author: Marilyn Thomas

Algebra and geometry get new emphasis in H-F curriculum

The class schedule at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will no longer list Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II as core courses. The District 233 school board agreed to move to a new model for math courses in the 2024-25 school year that integrates rather than segregates math learning. The vote approving[Read More…]

Three legislators push for cargo airport for South Suburbs

Three legislators representing Homewood and Flossmoor are working to get a cargo airport built in the south suburbs. Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood) sponsored HB2531 with support from Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-Olympia Fields) and Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights). The bill would direct the State of Illinois to prepare and issue[Read More…]

Parks administrators lay out plans in next budget

The wish list for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District includes new play equipment for Heritage Park in Homewood; improvements to the Irwin Center in Homewood; installing a ramp for accessibility at Park Place in Flossmoor; tennis court improvements at Flossmoor Hills and Pheasant Trails in Flossmoor; and purchasing a truck for[Read More…]

H-F Park Board dissolves its advisory committee

Every good effort comes to an end. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Advisory Committee is one such example. At its meeting Feb. 21, park commissioners agreed to dissolve the committee. It was a sad vote for Debbie Dennison and Dallas Collins who both served on the committee before taking seats on[Read More…]

Willow School kindergarten teacher Angela Buhle was nominated by a parent for a special contest honoring teachers hosted by Kellogg's. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Parent finds special way to show thanks to Willow School teacher

Willow School teacher Angela Buhle is getting special treats from Kellogg’s thanks to a caring parent. Brian Lyons nominated Buhle, his daughter Maddison’s kindergarten teacher, in the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain “Got Your Back” bin sweepstakes honoring teachers. Lyons found the contest advertised on Facebook.  Willow School kindergarten teacher Angela Buhle was[Read More…]

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