Author: Marilyn Thomas

The dozens of students and staff involved in the H-F High Unified Program gathered for a photo with the Special Olympics banner. It's the second time H-F has received the honor, and is one of only five schools to be recognized. (Provided photo)

H-F High accepts 2nd National Unified Champion Banner

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has earned repeat honors as a National Unified Champion Banner School from Special Olympics Illinois. A special presentation ceremony was held Monday, Oct. 24, with about 150 H-F students cheering as the banner was unfurled. Kim Riddering, Special Olympics Illinois’ chief operating officer, said H-F is one[Read More…]

Bands bring joy of music to Willow School

There was a bright sound inside and outside Willow School on Friday, Oct. 21, when the bands started playing. Homewood-Flossmoor High School Marching Band director Sarah Witlock and 14 band members carried the tune, and the 18 members of the Willow Band had the beat for their first joint performance[Read More…]

Ice Arena filled with concrete for rink floors

The robots did the heavy work, but a 25-member crew from Raffin Construction Co. followed behind to get the concrete slab at the H-F Ice Arena in perfect condition. The park district is using a new system recommended by American Arena. It layers a heating system covered by sand, then[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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