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Merry Christmas

Christmas is all about a child who arrives to save the world from itself. It is an old story, and perhaps the best. It carries a message of hope for all of us. Merry Christmas from the Chronicle staff!

At the Chronicle: Ads spotlight local charities

To help bring attention to local nonprofits, the Chronicle invited community members to buy an ad for a charitable organization for the paper’s December issue. BrainUp, which funds cancer research and was started by Melody Mart owners Dan and Meg Kresach, was supported by Hoekstra Heating and Air Conditioning and[Read More…]

Irons Oaks meeting rooms to get new flooring

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District agreed to a nearly $12,000 expenditure to do improvements at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center. At their meeting on Dec. 20, the commissioners approved a purchase of $6,361 for new COREtec Plus flooring from ProSource Wholesale Floorings, and $5,620 for O’Kelly’s Custom Carpet and Painting to[Read More…]

H-F High principal position draws 62 candidates

The search firm BWP and Associates received 62 applications for the principal’s job at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Applications closed Dec. 20. Philip Ehrhardt of BWP said candidates were primarily from Illinois but the position did also draw candidates from other states. BWP has four primary consultants working on the search.[Read More…]

As filing ends, candidates start preparing for April election

More than 50 local residents are volunteering to spend long hours away from home making critical decisions about Homewood-Flossmoor area schools, parks and municipal government. They are the declared candidates in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election. In the weeks to come they will do their best to persuade their[Read More…]

Homewood’s property tax levy accounts for fraction of village budget

Property taxes in Homewood next year will pay for less than one-fifth of the village’s general corporate services, which include most day-to-day municipal operations. According to the tax levy ordinance approved at the Dec. 13 village board meeting, property taxes for general corporate purposes are estimated at $3,467,250 for the[Read More…]

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