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Volunteers still needed for some MLK Day of Service projects

Nearly 500 volunteers are taking part in more than a dozen projects during the Jan. 16 MLK Day of Service in Flossmoor, Homewood and other area communities. Volunteers are still needed for some projects, including the annual PADS program at Flossmoor Community Church, book collection and sorting at Homewood Public[Read More…]

Homewood signs agreement in search for alternative water source

In a 5 to 1 vote Tuesday, Homewood’s Board of Trustees approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to join 10 area municipalities in a search for an alternate method of obtaining Lake Michigan water rather than the existing route through the City of Chicago. Trustee Karen Washington cast the opposing vote.[Read More…]

Chicago Archdiocese says St. Joseph School closing in June

St. Joseph School, part of the Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, will close at the end of this school year.  The school opened in 1926. A statement Wednesday, Jan. 11, from the Archdiocese of Chicago read:  “After careful deliberation on the long-term sustainability of the school, school and parish leadership recommended[Read More…]

Rooke Chapel Ringers handbell concert set for Saturday

The Rooke Chapel Ringers of Bucknell University will perform a free concert Saturday, Jan. 14, performing on their seven octaves of finely crafted brass handbells. The free performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 847 Hutchinson. The students are the guest of Aaron Messersmith of Homewood, who is[Read More…]

Tuesday is deadline for GSU theater’s wine benefit

Tuesday, Jan. 17, is the deadline to register for an event that will benefit the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) at Governors State University. Guests at Grape & Grain in Homewood from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, will be encouraged to purchase bottles of wine or beer for[Read More…]

District 161 considering search firm to help find Parker principal

The search for a new principal at Parker Junior High School will soon be underway and it’s possible Flossmoor District 161 will turn to a familiar search firm for assistance. Interim Superintendent Michael Popp said a traditional internal search or using an outside source are the two options. His remarks[Read More…]

Rep. Kelly says Sen. Sessions’ nomination should be rejected

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., of the 2nd Congressional District representing Homewood and Flossmoor, released a statement on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to serve as the attorney general of the United States. His confirmation hearing began Tuesday, Jan. 10. Like millions of Americans, I was deeply troubled[Read More…]

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