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Construction of New Star apartments likely to start early in 2017

Construction of an apartment complex in Flossmoor for developmentally disabled adults is expected to begin early next year. Tim Knapp, executive director of New Star Services, said Monday he expects the Illinois Housing Development Authority will release funds for the apartments in early December.   An artists rendering of the  [Read More…]

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Shop local Nov. 26 in Homewood, Flossmoor

Businesses in both Homewood and Flossmoor will welcome shoppers Nov. 26 for national Small Business Saturday, thanks in part to the newly revived Flossmoor Business Association (FBA). Sponsored nationally by American Express since 2010, the day is designed to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize small, local business establishments. Nestled between[Read More…]

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Kids mark Brabec Day in District 153

When Tom Brabec stepped down in 2015 from the District 153 school board after having served for 18 years, his fellow board members declared each year a day of service in Homewood schools would be known as Tom Brabec Day.

T-Day Thank you

Our thanks to you!

By now, some of the side dishes — perhaps the cranberries, or sweet potatoes — may already be prepared. And you may be getting ready to put the turkey in the oven. There is a very good chance that you are already extremely busy. We want to interrupt your schedule for a[Read More…]

H-F High School stakeholders weigh in on principal search process

Consultants conducting the search for a new Homewood-Flossmoor High School principal met Tuesday with more than 100 students, staff and community members. Four representatives of search firm BWP and Associates facilitated three public meetings to begin gathering views from H-F High School stakeholders that will help them find a candidate[Read More…]

Flossmoor police get green light to hire two new officers

Flossmoor is adding two more officers to its police force. Faced with evidence that calls to the newly opened Meijer store could strain police response in the rest of the community, village board members Monday unanimously voted to hire the additional officers.  R.E.M. Management Services, a Lansing-based consulting firm, recently[Read More…]

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Redecorating Homewood

(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Members of the Homewood Beautification Committee work on Saturday to give the downtown area a festive look. From left, Annie McLaughlin, Arla Blocker, Sean Nettle, Karen Wahlers and Vivian Harris work on one of the big planters at Martin Square. The group had five big[Read More…]

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