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Parker Junior High School principal placed on administrative leave

Parker Junior High School Principal David Kennedy was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, the second day of the 2016-17 academic year. Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster announced the action in an email to Parker parents on Tuesday morning. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle[Read More…]

Golf outing on Monday raises funds for The Cancer Support Center

The Cancer Support Center is hosting its 25th annual golf and dinner fundraiser in memory of Steve Fallick at Flossmoor Country Club on Monday, Aug. 29. Golfers can register at 10:30 a.m. A complimentary lunch, sponsored by Land O’Frost, will be served before the shotgun start at noon. Golf continues[Read More…]

Chronicle gets in on the fun by sponsoring four events

After two years of reporting on the community, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle is becoming an active participant in local events. On Sept. 10, the paper will sponsor Flossmoor Fest and also a new golf-and-craft-beer event, Fore and Pour, hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. On Oct. 1, the Chronicle will sponsor[Read More…]

Symposium covers issues of African-American women and girls

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) will serve as host of the 2016 Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Chicago Symposium on Friday at the University of Chicago. Kelly is co-chair of the caucus along with U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark (D-New York). Joining them will be U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore[Read More…]

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Giant Block Party rallies after morning of rain

It apparently takes more than a half-day of occasionally torrential rain to derail a Homewood festival. Rain was heavy enough Saturday morning, Aug. 20, to flood streets, close the Dixie Highway viaduct and cause the cancellation of the first two Giant Block Party events, but by 2 p.m. the party[Read More…]

Shemeka Fountain

New assistant principal appointed at Parker Junior High School

Parker Junior High School is starting the 2016-17 academic year with a new assistant principal. Shemeka Fountain, a 16-year veteran of junior high schools in Dolton and South Holland, began her assignment at Parker on Wednesday. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day[Read More…]

Photographers invited to show beauty of 2nd Congressional District

Thursday is the deadline for entries in a 2nd Congressional District #02ByYou online photo competition. U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., invites residents and visitors to reveal the beauty and distinctiveness of the district she represents in Congress. “I’m leaving it to the imagination of our talented photographers to highlight what[Read More…]

Public meeting Thursday on Ingalls Hospital merger plans

Ingalls Health System is planning a merger with the University of Chicago Medical Center. Ingalls Hospital in Harvey has been an independent community hospital for 92 years. Rep. Will Davis, D-Homewood, invites the community to give testimony on the proposed merger at a community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m.[Read More…]

Nathaniel Lynn HF High School

H-F sophomore selected to join international high school scholars organization

Nathaniel Lynn, a sophomore at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber? Login here.

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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