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Park district working to expand summer offerings

It may be March, but the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is gearing up for summer. Stomping Grounds summer camps will be held at three locations. Kids will be segregated by ages with the kindergarten and first graders at Irwin Park; second and third graders at the H-F Sports Complex, part of[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Julie Willis, Homewood (free)

Age: 53Education: B.A. with distinction, Economics, University of Illinois;   J.D., U of I; MLIS, U of I.Job/role: Attorney supervisor, Cook County Public Defender’s Office.Family: My husband, Arthur, and three children.Other elected positions: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Country Club Hills congregation president. Issues:  Maintaining Homewood’s economic strength and stability, continuing to provide our residents with[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Jay Heiferman, Homewood (free)

Age: 62Education: B.S. Business Administration, University of Iowa.Job/role: I’m an associate with Hard Rock Live Entertainment following a 37-year career successfully operating AAA RENTAL System.Family: Wife BJ.Other elected positions: Trustee for the Village of Homewood since 2006. Issues:Traffic safety issues are important to my family and, I believe, to most residents. Recognizing and executing the[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Anne Colton, Homewood (free)

Age: 58Education: Columbia College 1983-85Job/role: Documentary filmmakerFamily: Married to Bob Colton; three children.Other elected positions: Trustee, Homewood Village Board 2009-2018; Trustee, Homewood Public Library Board 2006-2009 Issues:Community engagement is the biggest issue facing Homewood right now. Local government needs to do a better job of including residents in the decision-making process. We need to do[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Chenise ‘Cece’ Belue, Homewood (free)

Age: 43Education: B.A. Economics, Roosevelt University; M.A. Elementary Education, National Louis University; M.A. Educational Administration, Governors Sate University.Job/role: Assistant principal.Family: Four sons.Other elected positions: Trustee, Homewood Public Library. Issues:Supporting Homewood’s record of promoting and maintaining economic development within our community is a high-priority issue in my role as trustee. I would be honored to have[Read More…]

Christopher Riedel

Meet the Candidates: Christopher K. Riedel, D233 (free)

Christopher Riedel Age: 48Education: B.A., M.A., M.B.A.Job/role: ConnectSx, CEO/Co-founderFamily: I am married with 2 children. Issues:A continued focus on educational equity for all learners; supporting and strengthening the educational excellence of H-F High School through strong collaboration with the administration, staff, and the community; ensuring the safety of the H-F environment for all students[Read More…]

Gerald Pauling

Meet the Candidates: Gerald Pauling II, D233 (free)

Age: 55Education: J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; B.S., Business Administration, University of IllinoisJob/role: Partner and member of the Executive Committee, Seyfarth Shaw LLPFamily: Wife, Eugenia; three children. Issues:Academic achievement and performance; fiscal responsibility; continued staff growth and development; school culture and climate. Goals: 

Nathan Legardy

Meet the Candidates: Nathan Legardy, D233 (free)

Age: 51Education: B.S. Finance, DePaul UniversityJob/role: Wiz Kids Foundation – Executive DirectorFamily: Wife, Badia, two children.Other elected positions: Serving on the District 233 School Board since 2019. Issues:  Goals:Continue supporting the administration by transforming the district to a more data-centric culture. Increasing alignment with feeder system schools with the end goal of improving the preparedness[Read More…]

3.24.23 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

FARMERS MARKET SATURDAY – Homewood Indoor Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at H-F Auditorium. After this weekend, only one more indoor market remains. H-F SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS – Registration is now open for H-F High School’s Summer Sports Camps. Choose from 15 sports, offered for young[Read More…]

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