New home being built in Flossmoor’s Ballantrae area

Construction crews have poured the foundation for a new home in Flossmoor, one of only a few residences to be built in the village in recent years.

New phone system approved for H-F High

The District 233 school board approved a contract with Rival5 for a new phone system for Homewood-Flossmoor High School. 
 

Homewood trustees approve business incentive for Bookies, tour new fire truck

The Homewood Board of Trustees approved business incentives for Bookies New and Used Books, an independent book store being developed at 2015 Ridge Road. The brief meeting was preceded and followed by tours of the village's new fire truck, which went into service Tuesday night.

Wenckus resignation leaves vacancy on H-F High school board

The seven-member District 233 school board has a vacancy following the Aug. 24 resignation of board member Tim Wenckus who stepped down due to new work obligations. 

New fire truck goes into service in Homewood

The Homewood Fire Department put a new pumper truck into service on August 28. The Pierce Enforcer arrived on Aug. 21, and firefighters spent about a week training on it before it went into duty Tuesday evening.

Flossmoor School Board talks budget, construction projects

Construction projects costing about $3.9 million leave Flossmoor School District 161 with a projected deficit of about $3.3 million for fiscal year 2019 despite an operating budget surplus of nearly $700,000.
 
The Flossmoor School Board on Monday heard a preliminary budget report as well as an update on three construction projects that were supposed to be completed before the beginning of the school year.
 

Flossmoor seeking applicants for police department eligibility list

The Flossmoor Police Department is accepting applications from men and women interested in a career in law enforcement.

Dairy Queen ready for its grand re-opening Friday

At noon on Friday, Aug. 31, the Dairy Queen in Homewood will again be serving its specialty ice cream treats. The store has been closed since July 17 when a driver lost control in the early morning hours and slammed into the southeast corner of the building at Ridge Road and Gottschalk Avenue. 

Sister Mary Jo becomes internet sensation after throwing first pitch

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, a nun of the Dominican Order of Springfield, who was bestowed the honor of throwing out a ceremonial first pitch in celebration of Marian Catholic High School’s 60th anniversary threw a strike — and went viral on social media.

Former banks coming down

Two former bank buildings are coming down to make way for new developments, one in Flossmoor, one in Homewood.

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