Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Country Club Hills cleans up after storm ]]> Lead story image

A storm on June 28 knocked down trees and caused power outages in Country Club Hills. Mayor Dwight Welch was among those helping to clear streets and assists residents afterward. … ]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 06:15:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ H-F theatre ensemble to stage ‘44 Plays for 44 Presidents’ ]]> Lead story image

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 a press release from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233. Their mistakes and successes — from George Washington to Barack Obama — are celebrated by a company of actors — some of H-F’s most seasoned student-performers — who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency, according to the release. Performances are scheduled … ]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 02:22:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Country Club Hills police blotter ]]>

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS 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 2200 block of Windsor Lane. THEFT: All four hubcaps were stolen June 30 from a car in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 4005 W. 168th Place. PURLOINED PURSE: A purse was stolen June 30 from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart, 4005 W. 168th Place. CAR BURGLARY: A CD player was taken June 30 or July … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ In Homewood, kids summer reading program is one to dye for ]]> Lead story image

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 year, head librarian Amy Crump offered a challenge to Homewood’s youngest readers, according to the release: If they can log 6,000 hours by July 27, she will dye her hair purple. The youth services division of the library really wants that to happen, the release said, and Sarah Gearhart, one of the youth librarians, is … ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:59:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ H-F Summer Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ ]]> Lead story image

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 to audiences of all ages, the release said. Performances of this stage adaptation are scheduled for 7 p.m. July 17 and 2 and 7 p.m. July 18 at the school’s Mall Auditorium. The school’s campus is at 999 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. They … ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:19:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Country Club Hills police blotter ]]>

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS 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. THEFT: A lawn mower was stolen June 2 from a trailer parked in a driveway in the 3600 block of 176th Street. BURGLARY: A barber’s chair and several pairs of clippers were stolen June 2 or 3 from a shop in the 4000 block of 183rd Street. THEFT: A diamond ring and a pearl diamond … ]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:54:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homewood woman celebrates 100th birthday ]]> Lead story image

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 but lived in Chicago most of her life, the release said. She married William Nicholson before the United States went to war with Japan during World War II, and they raised two children and she now has several grandchildren, the release said. Her early life included working as a librarian and working many years for … ]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:13:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ Country Club Hills police blotter ]]>

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS 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. THEFT: A washer, dryer, mirror and fire pit were stolen between April 19 and 26 from a rental home in the 4000 block of 185th Place. DOMESTIC BATTERY: Demetrius Spates, 23, 18115 Fountainbleau, Hazel Crest, was charged with domestic battery after an April 23 incident at 167th Street and Pulaski Road, police said. BURGLARY: A … ]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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, injuries and infections, the release said. The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program designed to recognize and reward leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value, according to the group’s website. The Hospital Safety Score — A, B, C, D or F — is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and … ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:16:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ H-F students take part in international DECA event ]]> Lead story image

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 the school year, 220,000 high school students took part in the organization’s co-curricular Competitive Events Program, where they compete with one another at local and state competitions built around real-life situations in marketing, management and entrepreneurship to win awards and recognition, according to the release. The top state finishers then put their talents to the … ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:15:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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: Babypalooza The staff of Ingalls Maternity Suites will hold this free, fun-filled family event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey. Ingalls childbirth experts will offer hourly educational sessions on healthy pregnancies and healthy babies, the release said. Giveaways, hourly education talks, snacks, car-seat checks and much more also will be offered, all for free, the release said. Reservations are not required, but for more information, call … ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:15:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ H-F High School to show off renovations at open house ]]> Lead story image

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 installation created by the school’s 3D studio art students. ​Refreshments and tours of the facility will be available until 8:30 p.m., the release said. The North Building renovation is to be complete this month. Groundbreaking for the project was held in February 2013, the release said. The project included​ refurbishing the student cafeteria and gymnasium. … ]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:09:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ H-F Racquet & Fitness Club celebrates National Tennis Month ]]> Lead story image

The H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 183rd St., Homewood, is celebrating National Tennis Month in May with a series of free classes and events, according to a press release from the club. It also will host for the 23rd consecutive year the USTA National Women’s 35, 45, 55 Indoor Championships from May 14 to 18, the release said. On May 13, the club will hold its annual Pro-Am Doubles “Fun” Social fundraiser for anyone who would like to join USTA National players and local professionals for a $50 donation supporting USTA events. To close out the monthly celebration … ]]> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:11:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Shelter offers required training for abuser intervention facilitators ]]>

Registration is underway for the abuser-intervention 20-hour training offered by South Suburban Family Shelter, according to a release from the shelter. The training will take place from June 18 to 20 at the shelter’s training center, 18139 Harwood, Homewood. Completion of the training is required, and the training is designed for those interested in working with domestic violence offenders or for professionals in the field, the release said. Participants can expect to learn best practices in co-facilitation of offender groups and the role of a facilitator, it said. South Suburban Family Shelter is recognized as a 20-hour training site by … ]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:02:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homewood Farmers Market to open May 24 ]]> Lead story image

The Homewood Farmers Market will kick off summer with a focus on good food, gardening, shopping and family fun, according to a press release from the village’s public relations firm. The opening day of the farmers market will feature a full range of unique and heritage vegetable starter plants, hanging baskets, annuals and perennials and advice from local expert gardeners, the release said. The market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from May 24 through Oct. 11 in the Homewood Village Hall parking lot, 2020 Chestnut Road. Homewood “pop-up” shops also will return for the summer … ]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 06:07:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ Country Club Hills police blotter ]]>

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS 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 block of 176th Place. MARIJUANA CHARGE: Anthony Robinson, 24, 4501 W. 175th Place, Country Club Hills, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and no insurance after being questioned by police March 27 in the 17500 block of Mulberry Place, police said. BATTERY: Sherry Jackson, 36, 7443 S. Bennett, Chicago, was … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:24:00 -0500