H-F under heat warning Wednesday, heat watch Thursday (free)

Potentially dangerous heat is expected in the Homewood and Flossmoor area Wednesday and Thursday.  The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, and a heat watch through the evening of Thursday, Aug. 24. The high temperature Wednesday is expected[Read More…]

Three south suburban legislators say progress is being made on policing

Despite slow progress, three local legislators say they see things happening on issues around community policing issues. U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, Illinois Rep. Deborah Meyers-Martin, who represents sections of Homewood and Flossmoor in the Illinois House, and Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, who[Read More…]

The Weeks | July 23: Police reform update, Lorenz leaving, possible new building in Homewood, Flossmoor water meters, golfing growth, a new stop sign

SPECIAL PROJECT The murder of George Floyd in 2020 seized the attention of the world. Like people around the world, H-F residents took to the streets to protest police violence. In Homewood, at least eight rallies, marches and vigils were held within a month of Floyd’s death.  Amid the social[Read More…]

2 arrested in November murder of Homewood man

Homewood police announced Tuesday, July 18, that two men have been arrested and charged for the shooting death of a Homewood man in November 2022. Nicholas Matthews, 22, of the 15600 block of Madison Avenue, Dolton, was arrested on April 27, and was charged with one count of first degree[Read More…]

Flossmoor crash injures 3, results in some local flooding

Three people were taken to a local hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, and a fire hydrant was damaged in a two-vehicle crash Monday, July 17, at Flossmoor Road and Springfield Avenue. Flossmoor officials said one of the vehicles struck the hydrant, and water flowed into nearby ditches, sidewalks and[Read More…]

Air quality alert issued for Monday

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an air quality alert through Monday, July 17, as smoke from Canadian wildfires returns to the area. As of 8 a.m., the Air Quality Index was at 154, which is in the red, or “unhealthy” zone. An Air Pollution Action Day is declared[Read More…]

A crowd gathered in downtown Flossmoor the evening of Thursday, July 21, for the second Chamber Night featuring a brass quintet from the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. (Bill Jones/H-F Chronicle)

The Weeks | July 16: Democracy watch, board meetings, stuff to do (Chamber Night, chalk art, cool cars)

THE WEEK > Meetings District 161 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Normandy Villa, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. Highlight: The board will discuss the process for filling the seat of Misha Blackman, who recently resigned from the board. Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m.[Read More…]

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