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D161 discusses City Year partnership

At the May 20 Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education meeting, Amabel Crawford, the Director of Learning and Instruction, introduced a potential partnership with City Year AmeriCorps.  After many successes working with students in Chicago, City Year is expanding to selected sites in the suburbs. With board approval, Parker Junior[Read More…]

Food drive is Saturday in Homewood

On Saturday, June 1, volunteers will be collecting food donations from 9 to 11 a.m. at the parking lot of St. John Neumann Church, 17951 Dixie Highway in Homewood. Donations are given to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Park Forest where between 100 and 150 families come for food[Read More…]

5.25.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

HOMEWOOD FARMERS MARKET — The first outdoor market of the summer season will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Martin Square between Ridge and Chestnut Roads. Fresh produce and handcrafted food and goods will be back. BARB AND DAN’S ROAD RIDE — Weekly bike ride start at 8 a.m.[Read More…]

Kickert lowers bid to maintain H-F bus contract

Kickert Bus Co. underbid its first proposed contract with District 233, retaining its long-term relationship with Homewood-Flossmoor High School. At its May 21 board meeting, the school board gave its approval to a bid that reflects an 8.7% decrease for 2024-25 and only a 3% increase for 2025-26.  Kickert/Alpha offered[Read More…]

5.24.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

KUNDALINI SOUND HEALING — The yoga session from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Friday at Serendipity Yoga and Wellness Studio, 18300 Dixie Highway, will feature a special vibrational healing experience designed to balance and harness the energy of the full moon. Buy tickets here. HOMEWOOD FARMERS MARKET — The first outdoor market of the summer season[Read More…]

D161 approves collective bargaining agreement

At a May 20 meeting, the Flossmoor 161 Board of Education ratified a bargaining agreement with the Flossmoor Education Association representing staff at the district’s five schools. According to board documents, the agreement will enhance the overall compensation of certified and classified employees. District officials and administrators believe the changes[Read More…]

5.23.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

HOMEWOOD PLANNING AND ZONING — The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Find the agenda here. Attend remotely here or call 312-626-6799. Use ID 991 8481 1606, passcode 573812. The commission will continue discussion of a special use permit and parking variance request from Elsayed Elbanna who wishes to open[Read More…]

Consultants begin work to find H-F’s next superintendent

The search for District 233’s next superintendent has officially begun. Representatives of Alma Advisory Group of Chicago spent May 20 and 21 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School meeting with students, staff, administrators and community representatives to learn what traits and experiences they’d like the next superintendent to bring to the job.[Read More…]

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