FLOSSMOOR | Area residents are invited to attend several free concerts in December at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. All the events are held in the school's Mall Auditorium, at 999 Kedzie Ave., and feature musicians and singers from the school's award-winning Fine Arts Department.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School students perform in a holiday concert at the high school located in Flossmoor. From left are Ishmael Holdman-Hatter, Tatiana Owens-Arroyo and Richard Thornber. The high school is offering free holiday concerts beginning Saturday.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Franciscan St. James Health has named Arnie Kimmel as its new chief executive officer, overseeing the Chicago-area arm of Mishawaka-based health care system Franciscan Alliance.
CHICAGO | Two men have been charged in connection with a bank robbery Wednesday in Homewood after a manhunt found the pair at a nearby parking lot with $80,288 in the trunk of a gray Volvo, the FBI said.
HOMEWOOD | Three people accused of being involved in an armed robbery of a Bank of America branch in Homewood were in police custody late Wednesday, authorities said.
The lunch meat industry is starting to cluster in Munster, after a second cold cut company is moving an operation from Illinois to the town.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Marian Catholic High School awarded 70 Academic Letters to sophomores, juniors and seniors at the annual Academic Letter Breakfast in October. The Academic Letter is awarded to first-time students who receive a 4.0 or higher grade-point average in two consecutive semesters.
Marian Catholic students who received Academic Letters are pictured. From left are sophomores Megan Chio, of Schererville; Emmaline Krause, of Chicago Heights; Christopher Korfiatis, of Schererville; Isabella Navarro, of Munster, and Myles Howard, of Matteson.
FLOSSMOOR | While some Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School students are learning about algebraic equations and the properties of physics, other much younger Vikings are learning their numbers and colors at the school's Little Viking Preschool.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School's Child Development students pose with preschoolers in H-F's Little Viking Preschool program last year. This year's preschool program will run Feb. 3 to May 16; registration is going on now at the school. For more information, call (708) 799-3000, ext. 5227.
Homewood officials have a vision of including an outdoor plaza in their downtown business district — providing a place where people can sit on a park bench and take in the ambiance of their community on a nice, sunny day.
HAMMOND | The Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents its newest production, "Clue: The Musical," based on the popular Parker Brother’s board game.
HOMEWOOD | State Rep. Will Davis, D-East Hazel Crest, will host a coffee and conversation event with his constituents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grady's Grille, 18147 Harwood Ave., his office announced.
Burnham - 4 to 7 p.m.
South Shore and Metra Electric commuter trains were running 10 to 15 minutes late during the Wednesday morning rush due to wire problems in the south suburbs.
CHICAGO | A convicted bank robber has pleaded guilty to escaping from a high-rise Chicago lockup with a cellmate last year.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Marian Catholic Band took home its 34th state championship on Saturday in Hancock Stadium at Illinois State University, it is their fifth consecutive state title.
Marian Catholic High School Band officers from left are Jasen Smith, of Hazel Crest; Victoria Daugherty, of Mokena; Ellen Chmura, of Lansing; Sara Deck, of Monee, and Samuel Hart, of Homewood. They are all seniors.
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