Author: Nuha Abdessalam

Anjel’s Boutique marks 10th anniversary

Over the past 10 years, Towanna Walker and Showanna Butler, the mother-daughter team that owns Anjel’s Boutique have relied on faith, patience and keeping everyone’s style needs in mind.   “Ten years is a milestone, and it’s a wild journey,” said Walker, celebrating the boutique’s upcoming 10th anniversary. The store[Read More…]

Flossmoor Hill students Imani Green, left, with her brother Camilo Green cheering oncoming runners. (Nuha Abdessalam/H-F Chronicle)

The Gem 2023: Flossmoor Hills residents help energize runners from across the country

Note: This story is part of a series looking at the 2023 Hidden Gem Half Marathon from various perspectives in Flossmoor. Runners from around the nation sprinted through Flossmoor’s historic roads, viewing the village’s tree-lined streets, vintage homes, parks, and prideful community members during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on[Read More…]

Greek boutique opens in downtown Homewood

Valeaka Freeman recently opened Creations by Pure Inspirations at 2015 Ridge Road to bring a unique cultural and inspirational gift store to Homewood residents.  “This was my hobby on the side, and it spun out of control in the best way,” she said.  A native of Harvey, Freeman, a member[Read More…]

The Chicago Acrobatic Boys Team performs at the HF Juneteenth Festival on June 17. (Nuha Abdessalam/H-F Chronicle)

Juneteenth embraced, celebrated at annual festival

Homewood-Flossmoor community members embraced and celebrated the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17, while recalling the significance and meaning behind the holiday. It was a beautiful sunny day for guests to walk among the 170 vendors and exhibitors, meet friends, enjoy food dishes and sit and watch the entertainment. Sponsored[Read More…]

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