Author: Marilyn Thomas

District 153 lines up construction crews for summer work

The District 153 school board on March 21 approved six contracts totaling $4.03 million for construction work this summer at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools in Homewood. Staff from construction manager Gibane reviewed the bids and gave the board its recommendation for the indoor air quality work, as well[Read More…]

Hart volleyball team competes for state title

The James Hart Panthers volleyball team is going to the state championship this weekend. The team had a 10-0 record to advance to the regional match against Flossmoor’s Parker Junior High. After that win, the team won in sectionals against Chicago Heights Middle School. The state tournament opens Friday with[Read More…]

H-F Park District starts 2022-23 budgeting process

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board got its first look at a 2022-23 budget showing revenues of $12.86 million and expenses projected at $12.63 million. Revenues are expected to go up as park activities resume after the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanks to Cook County’s reassessment of South Suburbs property in 2020.[Read More…]

Park board hires ice arena construction manager

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District extended a short-term contract with W.B. Olson to a full contract for the firm to act as the construction manager for the work to replace the refrigeration system at the H-F Ice Arena, 777 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. Pending an attorney review, the commissioners voted on[Read More…]

H-F High will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in October

The District 233 school board agreed to replace the Columbus Day holiday in October with Indigenous Peoples Day on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School calendar. The board made the decision at the Feb. 15 school board meeting. The topic was first discussed by the board’s planning committee. Catherine Ross-Cook, H-F’s Diversity,[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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