In May 2017 Amtrak conductor Michael Case was shot at a Naperville train station. A Homewood resident, Case was shot in the abdomen and has endured a months-long rehabilitation. He wrote to the H-F Chronicle to express his gratitude for the neighbors who are helping him recover.
Sally and Mike McDonald are just really great people. Sally lives a few houses down from her elderly parents. She daily brings them breakfast, lunches and dinners. Mike is a retired Homewood police officer and now works as a detective at Union Station.With the recent crime and violence in Homewood,[Read More…]
I could not be more thankful for my neighbors, Dave and Yoka Ward. In 2011, I moved into a 1932 Sears kit home in the Old Homewood neighborhood. I was a newly divorced, single mom with a 7-year-old son, ready to begin a new life. Though beautifully maintained, the house[Read More…]
Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. These are two[Read More…]
Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. This is one[Read More…]
The Illinois State Board of Education has released its annual Illinois Report Card, a rundown of how each school and school district in the state is performing. Compiled from information ISBE collects from every Illinois public school, the Report Card offers demographics and statistics about school districts and individual[Read More…]
Rabid Brewing was granted an extension to its financial incentive agreement with the Homewood village board at the June 13 meeting. It’s the second extension for the brewery at 17759 Bretz Drive in Homewood. Rabid owner Raiye Rosado called the situation with construction “delicate,” but didn’t offer any other explanation[Read More…]
Officials from Metra offered feedback Tuesday on proposed changes to the Electric Line schedule during a public forum at Flossmoor Village Hall. In May, Metra announced proposed service changes “to better reflect ridership demands and anticipated development in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.” The Electric Line runs between University Park and[Read More…]
It just became a little more difficult for criminals to outrun the Homewood police. Ephraim Dorsey, who ran middle distance for track teams at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Eastern Illinois University, took the oath to become an officer at the June 13 village board meeting.
The seventh annual Southland Community Garden Walk, sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women South Cook Section, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.Six gardens will be featured in Flossmoor, Homewood and Olympia Fields. Garden experts will be available in each. Advance tickets are[Read More…]