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Kadner: Judge says election board can’t hear term-limits challenge

Mayors, aldermen and other locally elected officials cannot rule on challenges to referendums that are placed on the ballot by a vote of a city council or village board. That was the ruling of Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva last week in a …

Country Club Hills police blotter


THEFT: A wallet was stolen Aug. 11 from a car in the 17600 block of Maple Avenue.

HOME BURGLARY: Jewelry and a handgun were stolen Aug. 15 or 16 from a home in the 4700 block of 184th Place.


Firefighter recalled as being ‘bigger than life’


An Orland Fire Protection District firefighter killed in a crash on his way to work was described as “bigger than life” and a “perfect” husband during a funeral service Friday in Orland Park. Wes Peak “adored” the fire service and “embodied every aspect of it,” …

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2 Southland schools renamed for First Family

The President and Mrs. Obama are coming to Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 — at least in a manner of speaking. As part of a realignment of district schools, which took effect with the start of this school year, the former Beacon Hill school …

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers


Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria, to which we …

Hillcrest alum graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Kilieyn Booker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to a press release.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values; and physical fitness, and received instruction and practice …

H-F theatre ensemble to stage ‘44 Plays for 44 Presidents’


Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School Leaders in Theatre Ensemble will present “​44 Plays for 44 Presidents” in August.

​The play is a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the United States’ highest office, according to …

Country Club Hills police blotter


CAR BURGLARY: A wallet was stolen June 27 or 28 from an unlocked car in the 3800 block of 167th Place.

CAR BURGLARY: A LINK card and an ID card were stolen between June 28 and 30 from a car in the …

In Homewood, kids summer reading program is one to dye for


As part of the “Paws to Read” summer reading program at the Homewood Public Library, kids from preschoolers through sixth-graders keep track of how many minutes they read and get the chance to win some great prizes, according to a release from the library.

This …

H-F Summer Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’


Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School Summer Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” on July 17 and 18, according to a press release from the school.

The classic tale of Dorothy Gale’s adventures in Oz is geared toward elementary students and middle schoolers but will appeal …

Country Club Hills police blotter


WINDOW SHATTERED: A Country Club Hills woman told police she was sleeping June 2 in her bedroom in the 4100 block of 192nd Place when she heard a loud noise, went downstairs and discovered that her glass patio door had been shattered. …

Homewood woman celebrates 100th birthday


The South Suburban Rehabilitation Center in Homewood recently celebrated a resident’s milestone.

Mayor Richard Hofeld presented Marie Nicholson with a certificate from the city honoring her for her 100th birthday, according to a release about the event.

Nicholson has lived at South Suburban since 2008 …

Country Club Hills police blotter


BURGLARY: Tools were stolen between April 11 and 25 from a work trailer in the 4900 block of 173rd Street.

THEFT: A catalytic converter was stolen between April 12 and 25 from a vehicle in the 4900 block of West 175th Street. …

South Suburban Hospital gets ‘A’ for safety

Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest recently was honored with an A as its Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, according to a press release from the hospital.

The Safety Score is designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, …

H-F students take part in international DECA event


Homewood-Flossmoor ​Community High School students recently returned from DECA’s Annual International Career Development Conference, held from May 2 to 7 in Atlanta, according to a press release from the school.

More than 17,000 DECA members, advisors, alumni and affiliated businesspeople attended, the release said.

During …

Ingalls offers lineup of events, tours

Ingalls Health System will hold a series of health programs in the coming weeks, according to a press release from the organization.

They include the following:


The staff of Ingalls Maternity Suites will hold this free, fun-filled family event from 10 a.m. to 2 …

H-F High School to show off renovations at open house


Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 will host a building dedication and community open house for its renovated North Building from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 27, according to a press release about the event.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and sculpture unveiling, featuring an …