Author: Marilyn Thomas

District 153, teachers’ union reach contract agreement

The District 153 school board and the Homewood Education Association, representing teachers in the district, have reached agreement on a two-year contract. The union represents about 180 certified teachers and 120 non-certified personnel. The agreement extends to June 2024. The union had approved the agreement prior to the board approving[Read More…]

D153 tech department develops plan for emergencies

It’s always good to be prepared. The District 153 technology team is taking that to heart by developing an Incident Response Plan (IRP) it will be using in the event of a technology emergency. Beth White, the district’s director of technology, said the district does everything it can to prevent[Read More…]

Park board accepts bids for work at the H-F Ice Arena

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners approved three contracts for various phases of work to get the H-F Ice Arena, 777 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor, back in operation by the end of the year. The ice arena was shut down in November 2021 when the refrigeration system failed. Despite[Read More…]

H-F speech teacher Janine Stroemer helped students find their voice

Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Janine Stroemer helped hundreds of students find their voice.  Stroemer, who retired after 19 years at H-F, organized speech teams around the slogan “Stand and Deliver.” Under her tutelage, H-F had six individual champions, 29 state finalists and 297 students who competed at IHSA speech tournaments.[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

Community Calendar