Water meter project nears completion with $1.7 budget funding

A year from now, it’s likely every home in Flossmoor will have a new water meter, a change that could significantly reduce water loss in a notoriously leaky system. The new village budget, approved April 15, includes $1,726,577 for the installation of 1,895 residential water meters in Flossmoor.
 

Marian Catholic announces top scholars

Marian Catholic High School has announced its quarterly honor roll. The selected students achieved academic success with grade point averages of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
 

Drama Group stages ‘Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” one of Broadway’s best comedies, will be staged by The Drama Group this weekend and the first weekend in May at the group’s Milord Studio Theatre, 330 W. 202nd St. in Chicago Heights.

PSC board votes down new signage for buildings

The Prairie State College Board of Trustees voted down a proposal to improve signage on campus that would help first responders reach a destination quickly in the event of an emergency. The proposal for signage in parking lots and on buildings on the Chicago Heights campus failed on a 3-1 vote. Three trustees were absent from the March 26 meeting. The board’s next meeting is at 5 p.m. April 30. 
 

Redevelopment closer for Triumph Building site in Homewood

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to seek additional bidders on a project to redevelop the site on the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue. The building at 2033 Ridge Road, commonly referred to as the Triumph Building, was purchased last year by the village for the purpose of finding a developer to construct a mixed-use building there.

 

Seniors reminisce at park district’s 50th birthday party

Seniors came out to celebrate the themed parties, weekly lunches, bingo and a host of other activities offered by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. The crowd of more than 100 people gathered on April 1 for a special luncheon at the Irwin Center to mark the occasion with a celebratory cake and a 50th anniversary trivia quiz.

Recyclepalooza helps residents dispose of difficult-to-recycle items

Even people who routinely recycle might find it difficult to dispose of those things that can't be placed curbside, but they want to handle things responsibly.

That's where Recyclepalooza comes in.

Unofficial results show Hoag, Mitros ahead in village board race

Two incumbent Flossmoor trustees are ahead in the still-undecided village board election, according to unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk’s office.
 
Write-in candidates Michelle Svetic Nelson and David Bruni are trailing the incumbents, Perry Hoag and James Mitros, according to tentative results released by the clerk’s office on April 17.
 

Serena Hills principal resigns, third in District 161 to quit since March

Shari Demitrowicz, the principal of Serena Hills School for the last five years, is leaving Flossmoor District 161 at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. Demitrowicz's resignation was announced at the April 8 board of education meeting. 

 

Surveys helping H-F Park District set future course

Residents are offering their opinions on park services in a survey sent out for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. Households were randomly selected to receive the survey. Thus far, about 200 persons have returned the survey developed by PROS Consulting, a firm that specializes in park district information.  
 

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