H-F Finance Committee wants more time to study fine arts addition

District 233 Finance Committee members said they will continue to study the needs of the fine arts programs at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Tim Wenckus, chairperson, and Beth Larocca, newly appointed committee member, said they want to see charts that spell out what’s on the wish list of fine arts faculty so that they can determine how additional spaces will work for those programs.
 

Homewood School Board sets budget hearing date, approves new hires

The Homewood School Board has set a date for a public hearing on District 153’s fiscal year 2019 budget.
 
The hearing will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the James Hart Media Center, 18220 Morgan St. The board is set to take action on the budget during its regular meeting scheduled immediately after the hearing.
 
Superintendent Dale Mitchell said he does not expect to hear much debate before the budget comes to a vote, as no big changes are proposed.

Franciscan Health ER consolidation nears completion with added treatment rooms in Olympia Fields

Earlier this year the new Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Emergency Department opened with increased space for patients in anticipation of the closure of the emergency room at Franciscan Health Chicago Heights. The new emergency department includes 32 treatment rooms with six being minor care beds for treating those with illness or injury of minor acuity, two trauma rooms, three nurse stations and a modern and spacious waiting room. 

New communications manager will oversee marketing in District 161, village of Flossmoor

Flossmoor School District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor have named a communications manager who will oversee marketing efforts and public information at both governmental units.

Students meet school officials, enjoy movie in Flossmoor Park

The second annual District 161 Back to School Meet and Greet on Friday evening marked the end of summer vacation with a family event and outdoor movie.

H-F High fine arts expansion on agenda for Monday meeting

H-F High fine arts expansion on agenda for Monday meeting The Finance Committee of District 233 will resume its discussion of the proposed fine arts expansion project at a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Aug. 20, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The meeting will be in the school’s library.

Summer 2018 has ups and downs in H-F

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Ups and downs. Life alternates between good things and bad, for individuals and for communities. This summer, and especially mid-July, has seen an unusually abrupt oscillation between events that made us proud and those that made us sad.

Homewood Science Center programs drawing participants from throughout the Chicago area

The participation numbers keep growing at the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez told village board members one program drew participants from 25 ZIP Codes. She presented the science center's 2017 annual report to the board at its meeting Aug. 14. 

Flossmoor trustees ask CDE to revise incentive request

The Flossmoor Village Board asked the owners of Center for Dental Excellence to revise their proposal for economic incentives from the village.

Flossmoor trustees OK language for pickup truck parking referendum

Flossmoor trustees have approved language for the advisory referendum on whether to change the village's long-standing truck parking ban ordinance.

Voters on Nov. 6 will consider whether the truck parking prohibition, which is part of the village’s zoning ordinance, should remain in place. Flossmoor’s zoning law specifies that personal pickup trucks “may only be parked in an enclosed garage.”

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