Two La Catrinas and a skeleton were at Fall Fest to promote Homewood's Dia de los Muertos festival on Oct. 15. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Sept. 25

<- Weeks -> Every day is Democracy DayTechnically, International Democracy Day was Sept. 15. Like other observances, Black History Month, for instance, Democracy Day is useful in drawing attention to something that needs attention. But one day (or one month) is not nearly enough. If we ever learn to do[Read More…]

The weeks | Sept. 18

<- Weeks -> A few articles submitted by partner organizations in the Democracy Day project: We need an inspiring culture of democracy: Start by making International Democracy Day a holiday By Yordanos Eyoel and Akunna Cook, CollaborativeJournalism.org. How to rise above partisan politics to uphold our democracy (analysis from Waging Nonviolence) The State of Our Nation: What[Read More…]

Runners enjoy the shade and colorful decorations as they make their way through the Flossmoor Park neighborhood during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Sept. 11

<- Week ->  Democracy Day all monthSept. 15 is International Democracy Day.  The Chronicle is participating in a collaborative journalism project sponsored by the Montclair State University Center for Cooperative Media. Quote of the week“If you have a plan, we want to hear it. Tell your community leaders, your local officials, your governor,[Read More…]

Celebrate Democracy Day: Attend a meeting

Democracy, in my experience, tends to consist of long periods of quiet routine punctuated by much noise and occasional voting. It’s like watching CSPAN for months then sometimes switching to All-Star Wrestling just to wake up and get the blood racing. That’s the general pattern I’ve seen in the six[Read More…]

The Weeks | Aug. 21

This week: Two board meetings, a business opening on Halsted and a an acoustic punk concert. Last week: Continued controversy over the police shooting of Madeline Miller. Public works projects are rolling after delays earlier this summer from a quarry strike.

Scenes from the natural wonders of suburban Chicagoland (Jay Readey/H-F Chronicle)

H-F nestled in Chicago’s green playground

When was the last time you were completely lost in the woods? Enveloped by trees and the sounds of birds? The amazing thing is how easy it is to do in Cook County, the seat of the world’s next MegaCity –you guessed it, Chicago, the next global metropolitan area to[Read More…]

Page 2: H-F saw losses, trauma in July

The community lost several people who made their mark on H-F, three during their lives and one in her death. On July 10, Madeline Miller, 64, was shot and killed by Flossmoor police officers who were responding to a report of a domestic disturbance. The nation has been paying increasing[Read More…]

Pride Party the latest event in a month of celebration

One thing was made clear in June. Despite being under pandemic quarantine measures for much of the past two years, the Homewood-Flossmoor community did not forget how to celebrate. This is the first summer since 2019 with virtually no pandemic limitations in place, and people have flocked to a series[Read More…]

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