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9.27.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

FREE COVID TESTS ARE BACK — Beginning Monday, Sept. 25, every U.S. household can order four more free COVID-19 rapid tests. Check FDA’s website to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended. See an article from The Conversation on the latest vaccines. FLOSSMOOR SCULPTURE TOUR — Flossmoor Public Art Commission will host a[Read More…]

College Board’s Big Future program recognizes 20 H-F students

The College Board’s national recognition program has named 20 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students National African American Recognition Award and National Hispanic Recognition Award honorees. The Big Future College Board national recognition programs name students who as sophomores and juniors took Advanced Placement, PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 exams, have a grade point[Read More…]

CDC greenlights two updated COVID-19 vaccines, but how will they fare against the latest variants? 5 questions answered

Published: September 12, 2023 11.02pm EDT On Sept. 12, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the newly formulated COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans ages 6 months and up, hours after its expert advisory committee voted 13 to 1 in favor of recommending the vaccines. The CDC’s broad recommendation comes one day[Read More…]

9.26.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

BLOOD DRIVE — Versiti Blood Center of Illinois is hosting a blood drive at the Irvin Community Center in Homewood, 18120 Highland Ave., from 2:30 to 7 p.m. today. All attempting donors will receive a limited-edition Sickle Cell Awareness T-shirt (while supplies last). Appointments are preferred. Sign up here. HOMEWOOD BOARD MEETING— Trustees will[Read More…]

Flossmoor board moves forward on water meter project

Flossmoor trustees approved a contract Monday, Sept. 18, with Calumet City Plumbing to install new, more accurate water meters throughout the village. The water meter replacement project has been in the works for years. Completing it is expected to help village staff and residents more closely monitor water usage because[Read More…]

Flossmoor considers new approach to drainage projects

Flossmoor Public Works Director John Brunke presented for board discussion at the Sept. 12 meeting a proposal to improve the process used by the village to prioritize stormwater drainage problems, and he got enthusiastic support for the idea from trustees. The program would use two main criteria for a drainage[Read More…]

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