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County police investigating robbery in unincorporated Rich Township

A Cook County Sheriff’s Department SWAT unit responded early Thursday, July 28, following a reported armed robbery in the 3700 block of 192nd Street in unincorporated Rich Township, According to a sheriff’s department spokesman, the county’s Hostage Barricade Terrorism Team investigated a report that armed suspects were hiding out in[Read More…]

U.S. Rep. Kelly applauds Jackson Park location for Obama Library

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) issued the following statement regarding the decision to locate the Barack Obama Presidential Center in historic Jackson Park. The location is within Kelly’s 2nd Congressional District. “I’m thrilled that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park as the site for the[Read More…]

Homewood Hop Fest

Irwin Park will be the place to beer on Saturday

If there’s a beer heaven, it might be located at Irwin Park in Homewood on Saturday. Homewood Hop Fest, sponsored by the Southland Chamber of Commerce, will bring 27 craft brewers to the park and community center at 18120 Highland Ave. from 3 to 6:30 p.m.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register[Read More…]

H-F alumni basketball game Saturday will support Vikings United

Two years ago, outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School alumni Excell Hardy Jr. and Brian Nussbaum decided they’d use their talents at what they did best – team sports. Today their program, Vikings United, is their dream come true. These two alumni served as co-captains of H-F’s 2004 state champion runner-up basketball[Read More…]

Homewood police to hold training exercise Thursday

The Homewood Police Department will be holding a training exercise from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday at James Hart School, 18205 Aberdeen St.Deputy Chief Denise McGrath said the exercise would not have much impact on traffic, though sections of Aberdeen and Morgan streets near the school might be closed for[Read More…]

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Janet Kataras celebrates 90th birthday

(Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Janet Kataras, formerly of Homewood, receives flowers delivered by her great-grandson, Alexander Hemp, 6, while her daughter, Jane Kataras, looks on. Kataras celebrated her 90th birthday with a party Saturday, July 23, at Salem Lutheran Church in Homewood. Kataras and her family operated restaurants in[Read More…]

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Entrepreneurs of ice

(Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Audrey and Eli Goldsmith of Hazel Crest prepare a snowcone for a customer Saturday, July 23, at the Homewood Farmers Market. They said the hot, sticky weather helped their sales. The two were at the market with their mother, Toya Goldsmith. The proceeds from snowcone[Read More…]

LouMalnatis

Flossmoor plan commission recommends Lou Malnati’s proposal

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria this week moved a step closer to opening a restaurant in Flossmoor. The village’s plan commission Thursday unanimously recommended that an amendment to a special use permit be granted allowing Malnati’s to operate a carryout/delivery-only restaurant at 3315 Vollmer Road in Flossmoor Commons. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register[Read More…]

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.

 

 

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