Opinion

The Weeks | Dec. 4

DEMOCRACY WATCH In April 2021, the Village of Homewood trustees approved “A Resolution in Support of Intergovernmental Cooperation Between the Village of Hazel Crest and Homewood Regarding the Future Development of Calumet Country Club.”  In May 2021, the Village of Hazel Crest trustees approved “A Resolution Supporting the Concept of[Read More…]

Viewpoint: Hoop dreams and the fabric of community

Recently, I stepped into the H-F field house in the North Building of the high school with a friend who had attended high school nearby but had never seen H-F’s field house.  “Is this the most well-resourced majority-Black high school in the country?” he asked.  Jay Readey After a little[Read More…]

Working the polls is challenging, rewarding

I made it 63 years without ever volunteering to help out at a polling place. On Nov. 8, I finally rectified that omission. I’m glad I did. The view we get of the process as voters suggests the job of election judge might be repetitive, tedious and boring. You check[Read More…]

The Weeks | Nov. 27

DEMOCRACY WATCH Investigation update: A little information is way better than noneAt the Flossmoor Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, Mayor Michelle Nelson provided a more detailed update on the investigation into the police shooting of Madeline Miller in July than is typical in such cases, from my[Read More…]

H-F High School students gather at the corner of Kedzie Avenue and Flossmoor Road on Thursday in a walkout intended to bring attention to safety issues at the school. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Nov. 6

DEMOCRACY WATCH Monday is the last day for early voting. The nearest polling place to H-F is at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The hours Monday will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s not too late to vote by mail. According to the Cook County .[Read More…]

The weeks | Oct. 23

Week -> The District 161 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at Normandy Villa 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. The full agenda can be viewed here. The meeting will be streamed live and can be viewed here. Highlights: Discussion about the replacement of roof top . .[Read More…]

The weeks | Oct. 9

Week -> The District 161 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Normandy Villa 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. The full agenda can be viewed here. The meeting will be streamed live and can be viewed here. Highlights:

SDA helps the South Suburbs meet 21st century challenges

A century ago, Flossmoor was founded as a bedroom community for weekend trips by Chicago’s business elite to play golf at the numerous clubs within close range of the Illinois Central train line.  Homewood had been around a little longer, originally as “Thornton Station” on the IC train line, and[Read More…]

The weeks | Oct. 2

Week -> Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.  Find the agenda here. Join the meeting remotely here.  ID 867 4878 3877, passcode 60422. Join by phone at 312-626-6799.   Highlights: Consideration of a resolution approving an . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content[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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