Village of Flossmoor

Video cuts to the heart of what Flossmoor residents love about their town

Flossmoor’s commitment to diversity rings loud and clear in a recently-released promotional video highlighting the community’s many faces and positive attributes.
 
The three-minute video features clips from events in town, such as National Night Out and Martin Luther King Day of Service, and interviews with Flossmoor residents who talk about their love for the town, its people and its “intentional inclusivity.”

Engines running low before Flossmoor’s big truck referendum

The little law that made big news all over the country will be called into question again soon. On the Nov. 6 ballot, Flossmoor residents will vote on a referendum question asking about the village’s ban on visibly parked pickup trucks.

New citizen action committee forms in Flossmoor

With a solid turnout at its first meeting to gauge interest, a new citizen action committee called Flossmoor’s Future is moving forward with plans to coalesce residents’ energy and ideas into positive action for the village.
 

Fun flowed at first Flossmoor Brew Fest

Smiling faces braced against chilly air to sip frosty beers at the first Flossmoor Brew Fest on Oct. 13 along Sterling Avenue.
 
The fest attracted nearly 300 attendees, with about 175 people buying their tickets in advance and 100-plus getting a same-day ticket. Flossmoor Assistant Village Manager Allison Deitch said she thinks many people came from outside the area.

Nearly a dozen brewers on tap for Flossmoor’s first brew fest

Hopheads and suds lovers will pour into downtown Flossmoor on Saturday for the village’s inaugural Flossmoor Brew Fest event, which is from 2 to 6 p.m.
 
Nearly a dozen breweries will offer samples from tasting stations lined along Sterling Avenue, which will be closed to auto traffic between Flossmoor Road and Flossmoor Public Library. 

Youths involved in Flossmoor Fest fight face hearing process

Four youths are undergoing local adjudication hearings following their arrests for fighting at Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 8.

The four young males, all in their early teens, were arrested after a fight that led to one of the participants going to the hospital and a broken window at the Coldwell Banker real estate office.

Resident asks Flossmoor for help in clearing invasive buckthorn

Holding up a branch, Erica Wildrick approached the dais at the Flossmoor village board meeting on Sept. 17. Wildrick was there to ask for the village’s help in removing invasive buckthorn from the community.
 
“Naturalists have recommended the removal of buckthorn because it is so invasive,” Wildrick said. “It was planted generations ago and now we’re trying to get rid of it.”

Flossmoor buys vacant downtown land for development

A 37,500 square-foot plot of land in downtown Flossmoor that has been vacant for more than a decade is now slated for development, with village officials considering businesses, high-end apartments, restaurants and community space as potential options.

Teen facing multiple charges after shots are fired on Flossmoor street

A Flossmoor teenager was charged with three weapons-related felonies less than 24 hours after shots were fired at an intersection in the village, police said.
 
The 17-year-old male was arrested at his home at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 29, and is in custody as a juvenile in the Cook County court system, Flossmoor Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter said Monday.
 

International organization names Flossmoor recipient of diversity award

The Village of Flossmoor's commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized on an international level. Flossmoor is receiving the 2018 Community Diversity and Inclusion Program Excellence Award from the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA). This year’s award is being given to just three municipalities out of the organization’s 11,000 worldwide members. 

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