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Lauded runners include Thornton Township High School alumni

Three members of the Moraine Valley Community College women’s cross country team from Palos Hills earned 2013 Academic All-NJCAA honors from the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association for their outstanding work in the classroom. Diana Dinh (Sandburg High School in Orland Park), Aileen …

Country Club Hills police blotter


BURGLARY: Someone stole an air conditioning unit between March 24 and April 9 from a vacant home in the 3600 block of 176th Street.

THEFT: About 20 feet of copper pipe sometime before March 25 from a vacant home in the 4200 …

H-F offers summer ‘university’ for teachers


Homewood-Flossmoor High School will offer professional learning opportunities for teachers.

The Summer 2014 Homewood-Flossmoor University courses are open to educators throughout the Chicago area.

Professional development classes are taught by Homewood-Flossmoor certified teachers and administrators on a variety of topics, including best instructional practices, classroom-technology …

Country Club Hills man recognized for work on college newspaper

A Country Club Hills man has helped the Lewis University newspaper win a number of awards.

Editors from The Flyer student newspaper were recognized with six awards by the Illinois College Press Association at the organization’s annual journalism convention in Chicago, according to a press …

Hillcrest senior lands ‘Most Improved’ scholarship


The Bremen Community High School District 228 Educational Foundation and Hillcrest counselors recently selected Hillcrest senior Carolina Reyes to be one of the four recipients of the Mark & Moira Schmidt “Most Improved” Scholarship.

Reyes will receive a $1,000 scholarship, according to a press release. …

H-F grad, noted violinist to perform locally


Violinist Jasmine Lin, a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, will return to the area for a performance with the Trio Voce ensemble at 7:30 p.m. April 21, in the Prairie State College Auditorium, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.

Trio Voce is composed of Lin, …

Country Club Hills police blotter


BURGLARY: A hot water heater and furnace were stolen between Jan. 31 and March 11 from a vacant house in the 4200 block of 178th Street.

BURGLARY: A toolbox, saw and power drill were stolen March 10 from a job site in …

Hillcrest’s Turner qualifies for BPA nationals


The Business Professionals of America students at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills recently participated in the state competition and were able to attend leadership activities, compete in workplace skills assessments and more, according to a press release from Bremen Community High School District …

Hillcrest DECA members thrive at state


Hillcrest High School DECA Chapter members recently did well in the State Career Development Conference in Decatur, according to a press release from the Country Club Hills school.

Students utilized a variety of methods and models to measure their knowledge and skills through the process …

Shelter’s Spring Boutique slated for April 6

The South Suburban Family Shelter will host its annual Spring Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 at the Community House of Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor, according to a press release from the organization.

There will be a variety of …

Program aims to boost professional women

The Professional Women’s Network will host the Lisa Bloom program, “Think — Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World,” to be presented by Jennifer Brosius on April 10 in Flossmoor.

The program will outline specific steps to allow women to reclaim …

H-F art students’ works recognized


Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s visual arts department was named the Best School Art Program in the state by the Illinois Art Education Association in November, according to a release from the school.

Several H-F art students have received recognition at area art shows and competitions.

Three …

H-F High School offers summer theatre camp


Homewood-Flossmoor High School will offer a Summer Theatre Camp for second- through 12th-grade students from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from June 9 to July 18 in the Mall Auditorium.

The camp is a dramatic cultural camp with a two-night musical performance on …

Country Club Hills police blotter


THEFT: About 100 feet of copper pipe was stolen between Feb. 1 and March 7 from a vacant home in the 18600 block of Nightingale Terrace.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Luther Floyd, 33, 18019 Greenview Terrace, Country Club Hills, was charged with domestic battery …

Youth orchestra offers Incredible Opportunity Program


A nonprofit that offers kids opportunities to learn to play string instruments hopes to continue its recent growth, according to a press release from the organization.

The Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2009 came close to dissolving, the release said. String programs in schools in …

Cancer Support Center marks 20 years of service


The Cancer Support Center is celebrating 20 years of service, and will host a March 20 event that will feature the redesign of the center’s brand, a showcase of the new, interactive website, and the introduction of a programming initiative.

The center’s annual meeting begins …

Bone marrow registry drive at Temple Anshe Sholom

A Be The Match bone marrow registry drive is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Match 16 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, during the temple’s annual Purim festival.

The drive is open to those between the ages of 18 …