Monday, February 21, 2011
Streets Foreman Kevin Long says 36-hours worth of continuous shifts kept Flossmoor from being overwhelmed by the recent blizzard.
When the town of Flossmoor experiences a snow emergency like it did this month, Public Works employees like Kevin Long, Foreman of the Department’s Streets Division, have two responsibilities. “I have a responsibility to my community and a responsibility to my own home and family,” Long said. Long led a crew that worked continuously for 36 hours, with four people working per shift. Long, who drove one of the plows himself, said that visibility was one of his biggest challenges since the snow was falling at a rate of three inches per hour at various times. “I was going mailbox to mailbox,” he recalled. “I would see a mailbox, (plow) about three to six miles an hour, and then I’d see the next one in the headlights.” The town’s emergency plan…
Friday, February 11, 2011
Daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Sun Rises Again in Oak Lawn for Palestinian Teen Everybody's Doing It: Your Facebook Feedback on Chris Medina, Exclusive Video, and Patch Beginnings Extra Points: Richards Wins Bragging Rights ... and So Much More Warmer Temps Could Melt Snow, Bring Localized Flooding Snow Shark! Mokena Resident Makes the Best Out of the Blizzard
Monday, February 7, 2011
Your daily video look at the top stories of the day.
Oak Forest Man Dies from Cold Exposure St. Louis de Montfort Students Go on Sentimental Journey VIDEO: Providence Catholic Athletes Sign to Play in College L-Way Co-op Beats Sandburg/Stagg for Regional Gymnastics Title VIDEO: H-F's Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Join us for a look back on the week's top five articles.
Have you been so busy shoveling snow that it cut into your normally scheduled Patch viewing time? Don’t worry, here’s a list of the past week’s top five articles to get you up to speed with H-F happenings.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Homewood's Public Works Department continues to tidy up after the one of the worst blizzards in H-F's history.
While many of us have moved on with our post-blizzard lives, employees of Homewood's Public Works Department are still dealing with the aftermath of the third worst blizzard. "It has been much smoother than anticipated," said the Public Works Director's Secretary, Lisa Jones. According to Jones, there has not been any major injuries or resource shortages, despite the storm being declared a "disaster" by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The success of the Public Works snow removal operation would not have been possible without the dedication and perseverance of the Public Works employees. "The first time someone went home was at 3:30 [p.m.] Wednesday night," said Jones. "Many employees slept overnight at the Public Works …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Your daily video recap of today's top stories
Oak Lawn Students Get Physical REO Speedwagon Confirmed for 2011 Concert Series Recruiting Trail: Seven is Lucky Number at Andrew Fine at 109: Homewood Resident's Mother Celebrates Her 109th Birthday Tenants Returned to Building Where Roof Blew Off During Storm
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Flossmoor Village Hall speaks up about what's being done to remove all this snow.
Flossmoor's Public Works Department has officially plowed all village streets at least once, according to a press release sent by the Village. Despite the efforts, however, the report indicated that high wind drifts and sheer amounts of snow have made it difficult to keep residential streets and cul-de-sacs clear. The Village says that Public Works will continue to remove snow over those areas throughout the next couple of days. The Village also released a statement regarding the safety of H-F residents as they cope with blizzard aftermath conditions. "For those traveling, remember cold temperatures prevents the street from melting snow off, so most of the side roads will be snow packed," read the press release. "People need to drive with …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Check out our new daily video recap highlighting the biggest local stories of the day.
The Lane Bryant Killings: Victim's Family Keeps Memory Alive by Helping Others (VIDEO) Mokena Man Tasered After Assaulting Officer, Police Say Police: Oak Forest Woman Grabbed Rent Checks From Her Neighbors and Went on a Christmas Shopping Spree D135: Illinois Central Bus Co. Footing $82,000 Repair Bill for Crash at OJH Find Your Local Blizzard Coverage: Palos, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Chicago Heights and Homewood-Flossmoor
Check back with Homewood-Flossmoor Patch for all the latest in the aftermath of this week's snowstorm.
Due to the snowstorm and closures at the landfill, Homewood Disposal could not send trucks out for normally scheduled garbage pick-up service Wednesday morning. This week only, residents should put materials at the curb a day late to be picked up Thursday morning. For more information, visit Homewood Disposal's website. We'll have the most updated list of school closings here. School closings will also be announced on radio stations WGN 720 AM and WBBM 780 AM or television stations CBS-2, NBC-5, ABC-7, WGN-9 and FOX-32. Both the Homewood and Flossmoor Public Libraries are closed all day Wednesday and Flossmoor's "Alphabet Soup" program has been cancelled as well. Commuters taking the Metra should plan for delays. The Metra Electric …
H-F residents fight against the snow build-up left by the Blizzard of 2011.
Schools are cancelled, trains are delayed, and H-F residents are struggling to find their driveways as the Blizzard of 2011 beats on. Check out some of the photos we've snapped of H-F buried in several feet of snow. And if you have any photos of the storm or its aftermath, please upload them to the H-F Facebook Page.