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H-F school board approves $50.3 million balanced budget

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School board of education has approved a balanced budget for this school year. At its Sept. 20 board meeting, the District 233 board passed a $50, 365,687 operating budget for the current school year. The funding covers the expenses in the education, transportation, working cash and operations[Read More…]

Chicago Dance Crash brings hip-hop fusion street dance to GSU stage

Chicago Dance Crash will perform the dance theatre piece “Evil and Good” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts. Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest. Emphasizing a unique mission of both athleticism and accessibility.[Read More…]

Job Prep Boot Camp ready to assist job seekers for Oct. 14 job fair

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) will host the fourth annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 14, in the gymnasium of South Suburban College, 15800 State St., South Holland. Companies and agencies participating this year include UPS, ComEd, Metra[Read More…]

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South Suburban Food Co-op to host annual meeting Tuesday

The South Suburban Food Co-op will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood. Organizers suggest using the side entrance on Idlewild Lane. The co-op recently moved its health food store to downtown Homewood. You’ve reached[Read More…]

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Homewood Fire Department plans open house, parade to observe National Fire Prevention Week

  The crowd watches as a Homewood firefighter   demonstrates how emergency responders extricate   victims who are trapped in a vehicle during the 2015   Homewood Fire Department open house. The department   will hold its 2016 open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   on Saturday. (Chronicle file photo)   National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 to[Read More…]

New reservoir creates odor problem in Homewood on Thursday

The east side of Homewood was beset by the smell of sewage Thursday, a result of an unfavorable wind blowing past the new storm water reservoir in Thornton quarry, according to Homewood officials. The odor was strongest on the far northeast part of town nearest the quarry. It gradually faded[Read More…]

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Every Walk of Hope participant can make the front page

There’s a chance that 1,000 area residents will wind up on the front page of the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle. The Chronicle, a sponsor of the Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope on Sunday, has created a special “selfie frame” that looks like a page from Homewood-Flossmoor’s local newspaper. You’ve reached subscriber-only[Read More…]

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Homewood agrees to buy Ridge Road building — briefly

Homewood took another step in laying the groundwork for a major downtown redevelopment project Tuesday when the Board of Trustees agreed to purchase the old Funk Hall building at 2049-2051 Ridge Road. The village will not own the building long, however. It has an agreement to sell the building to[Read More…]

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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