Tag: Here First

The weeks | Sept. 4

<- Weeks -> 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“Democracy is not what governments do; it’s what people do.”— Eric Liu In my Page 2 column for September,[Read More…]

The weeks | Aug. 28

Week -> No village, school or park board meetings are scheduled this week. The next meetings will be early in September. We’ll have more details in the next issue. Flossmoor Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Flossmoor District 161 Board[Read More…]

The owner of the former Discount Tire store at 810 Maple Ave. in Homewood has plans to convert the building to host two retail stores, pending village board approval. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The weeks | Aug. 14

Week → The Homewood School District 153 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the the James Hart School wood floor gym, 18220 Morgan St. in Homewood.  The meeting agenda can be found here. Highlights: The meeting will begin with a presentation on the proposed property tax increase[Read More…]

The Weeks | Aug. 7

Introduction This is the newsletter formerly known as “Here First.” For a few months in late 2021, early 2022, we ran the more-or-less weekly post with lists of upcoming local government meetings and events; local, region and state news briefs; and a look at the biggest stories from the previous[Read More…]

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Here First | April 8

The future Here’s what we strongly suspect will happen in coming days … Bloom Township board will hold its annual town meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at 425 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Check here for the agenda. Homewood Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m.[Read More…]

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Here First | April 1

Quote of the week “An expansion of trails and open spaces is sorely needed across our neighborhoods to benefit existing residents and for the city to achieve health, economic, climate, and transportation goals.” — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, referring to plans for expanding biking trails in the city   The[Read More…]

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Here First | March 25

The future There are no village, school district, library or park district board meetings scheduled this week. Instead … Help Ukrainians Shir Tikvah, 1424 W. 183rd St. in Homewood, and Gypsy Fix, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor, will be drop off sites for a humanitarian drive in support of the[Read More…]

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Here First | March 18

Quote of the week “If you do something new or innovative, expect trouble. But think critically about it because if you’re wrong, you want to be the first one to know that.” Eugene Parker, astrophysicist The future What’s happening next week. Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m.[Read More…]

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Here First | Feb. 25

New business coming to former Office Max location. H-F wrestlers rule. Mask rules ease. Homewood Indoor Farmers Market returns Saturday.

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Here First | Feb. 17

Black History Month pop-up shop on Saturday. Flossmoor Board of Trustees meeting on Monday has been canceled. More local government meetings. Story of the week. Loss of popular local businessman. COVID-19 stress levels at local hospitals.

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