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64 H-F seniors recognized as Illinois State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has named 64 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students Illinois State Scholars. These students were selected based on standardized test scores combined with sixth semester class rank. They generally rank in the top 10% of the Class of 2023. Honorees are David Anderson, Gabrielle Austin, Jack Barry,[Read More…]

Stakeholder workshop Nov. 29 on implementing state Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting residents to attend the next stakeholder meeting on implementing the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan.  The virtual workshop will be Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. Based on feedback from previous stakeholder meetings, the upcoming workshop will be focused on[Read More…]

Katz Milanec in Homewood holds annual food, coat drive

Leading up to the winter holidays, accounting firm Katz Milanec is hosting a food and coat drive, offering individuals and businesses the chance to participate in an event designed to give back to the local community. Katz Milanec is collecting non-perishable food items and coats in good condition at 18141[Read More…]

Wind Creek Chicago Southland partners with Chicago Bulls

Wind Creek Hospitality announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, that it has formed a multi-year partnership with the Chicago Bulls as its official casino.  Preparation work for construction started several weeks ago at the casino site in East Hazel Crest and Homewood on Halsted Street just south of Interstate 80/294. “As a new brand[Read More…]

From left, Sister M. Ruth Luthman, vice president for Mission Integration; Mari Lynn Ross, chief nursing officer; Laurie Crosby, executive cirector, Franciscan Health Foundation, South Suburban Chicago Division; Dawn Brechtel, cirector of Mission Services; Dr. Shaunda Chin-Bonds, OB-GYN; Joan Culver, director of Patient Care Services; Raquel Lewis, Patient Care coordinator, Family Birth Center with some of the donations from this year’s Franciscan Health Diaper Drive. (Provided photo)

Franciscan Health diaper drive collects 4,165 diapers

The 2022 Franciscan Health Olympia Fields annual Diaper Drive collected more than 4,100 diapers for distribution to local community organizations to help families in Chicago’s Southland. The project is designed to raise awareness of diaper insecurity in the community.  From left, Sister M. Ruth Luthman, vice president for Mission Integration;[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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