Amtrak service to Homewood expected to resume after agreement averts rail strike

Amtrak’s train from Homewood to New Orleans remains canceled for tonight, but the online schedule shows it operating Friday, Sept. 16, an indication the railroad is confident a settlement agreement announced by the the Biden administration will prevent a looming strike. In a statement on its website, Amtrak officials said the company[Read More…]

Runners enjoy the shade and colorful decorations as they make their way through the Flossmoor Park neighborhood during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Sept. 11

<- Week ->  Democracy Day all monthSept. 15 is International Democracy Day.  The Chronicle is participating in a collaborative journalism project sponsored by the Montclair State University Center for Cooperative Media. Quote of the week“If you have a plan, we want to hear it. Tell your community leaders, your local officials, your governor,[Read More…]

Some common ground, some conflicts remain between Justice for Madeline Miller protesters and Flossmoor village officials (free content)

Since the fatal police shooting of Madeline Miller on July 10, Flossmoor Board of Trustee meetings have been tense and confrontational. Protesters, using the social media hashtag #justiceformadelinemiller, have appeared to make demands for police accountability and changes in village policies, chanting to get attention and disrupt board business. Family[Read More…]

Celebrate Democracy Day: Attend a meeting

Democracy, in my experience, tends to consist of long periods of quiet routine punctuated by much noise and occasional voting. It’s like watching CSPAN for months then sometimes switching to All-Star Wrestling just to wake up and get the blood racing. That’s the general pattern I’ve seen in the six[Read More…]

Motorcyclist killed in crash Saturday in Homewood

Chronicle staff A 67-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a green Kia at the intersection of Ridge Road and Halsted Street in Homewood, according to Homewood police. The identity of the driver has not been released pending notification of family members. The[Read More…]

The owner of the former Discount Tire store at 810 Maple Ave. in Homewood has plans to convert the building to host two retail stores, pending village board approval. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Aug. 14

Week → The Homewood School District 153 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the the James Hart School wood floor gym, 18220 Morgan St. in Homewood.  The meeting agenda can be found here. Highlights: The meeting will begin with a presentation on the . . . You’ve[Read More…]

Illinois drops quarantine requirement, adopts new CDC COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 schools, early education (free content)

With new guidance from the CDC that addresses the need to keep students in classrooms while protecting residents from COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are adopting new operational guidance for schools and early education from the CDC that eases some restrictions while[Read More…]

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