The Elashik family has served the Homewood Fire Department for three generations. Lt. John Elashik Jr., left, has served since 2004; John Elashik Sr., center, served for 25 years; and nephew and grandson Andrew Sline is a firefighter/EMT. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Calumet Country Club clubhouse as it appeared in 1917, when the club relocated to Homewood.
Deadly traffic accidents in the early years of the last century served as the catalyst for the decision to eliminate all grade rail crossings along the Illinois Central line between downtown Chicago and Matteson-Richton.
Five Parker Junior High students will be dramatizing the story of the Black Panther Party when they represent Illinois in the junior high division at the National History Day competition June 10 at the University of Maryland. A campaign is on now to help fund the students’ trip to[Read More…]
The Village of Homewood will host its annual Hobo Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Homewood Rail Park, Chestnut Road and Park Avenue.
Homewood’s year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary will include a special ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, in front of the historic Gottschalk House, 18101 Martin Ave. The event will feature ragtime music by King Music, and patrons can try their hand at traditional[Read More…]
Summer is the season for block parties, and Flossmoor Community Church is planning a big one — a “block party plus” — from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. It will be a chance for everyone in the community to have fun and support the church’s social justice[Read More…]
An event locals have known as something special for the past 17 years is being recognized throughout the state this year. As Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday, Drivin’ the Dixie has been named an official Illinois Bicentennial event. It’s also received four awards from the Illinois State Historical Society and an award of[Read More…]
To create the future, study the past. The Flossmoor History Project, billed by organizers as a forward-leaning marketing project, seems to be following that timeless bit of advice, creating a new marketing effort rooted firmly in the village’s past, especially its rich architectural history. Organizers Scott Ford and Myron Graham, members[Read More…]
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced on April 5 that Scott Mehaffey of Flossmoor has been selected as executive director of the Farnsworth House, a National Trust Historic Site located in Plano. Scott Mehaffey “We are thrilled to welcome Scott as we continue the preservation and evolution of[Read More…]