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H-F’s balanced budgets lead to top financial rating

It’s not easy meeting expenses when revenue is limited, but Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, serving 2,800 students, has managed to present balanced budgets the past 12 years. Ken Parchem, H-F business manager, is proud of that accomplishment and the positive impact it has had on the district’s reputation within[Read More…]

Zombies everywhere

Zombies were everywhere in Apollo Park Saturday, Nov. 1, behind trees, around corners, standing right out in the open, even, waiting to pounce on runners participating the the second annual Zombie Fun Run, a benefit for the H-F Orchestra’s spring trip to Spain.

Homewood to get the jump on 2015 with noon celebration Wednesday

Cathryne Czarnecki (third fromleft) accepts congratulationsas she receives the Award forExcellence. Joining her are(from left) Scott McAlister,principal of James Hart JuniorHigh; Board of EducationPresident Shelly Marks;and Superintendent DaleMitchell. (Photo by MarilynThomas/The Chronicle) The District 153 School Board on Monday honored Cathryne Czarnecki with its Award for Excellence for her outstanding[Read More…]

Business: Back in the Game sets up shop in Homewood

Back In The Game Video Games and Electronics, held a grand opening celebration for its new Homewood store Saturday, Nov. 1. The event included a balloon-release ceremony presided over by Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld, a mini-iPad raffle and free giveaways. “We’re excited to bring the Back in The Game experience[Read More…]

Pets of the week: Apollo and Mohawk

Many disasters catch us by surprise.  Not the zombie apocalypse. We know when it will happen and where, and we have a little time to prepare. Mark your calendars for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Apollo Park in Homewood.  Homewood-Flossmoor HighSchool Band members donmakeup in preparation for lastyear’s first Zombie Fun[Read More…]

Homewood resident sues village over water bill

I know some folks visit Izaak Walton Preserve year-round. It’s as nice a place for a winter walk as for a spring stroll. Selma Lisit of Chicago Heightsdiscusses her watercolor paintings at the Izaak WaltonArt Show Saturday, Oct. 18.(Photo by Eric Crump/TheChronicle) But for those who prefer to huddle indoors when[Read More…]

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