Sneak peak: La Banque renovations near completion

After months of discussion on a realignment of Flossmoor District 161’s transportation system, school board members Monday agreed to start the new academic year with six fewer bus routes.

The reduction in bus routes will cut about $200,000 from the district budget for the coming year, Superintendent Craig Doster said. Board members approved his recommendation to trim the number of routes.

Doster said the reductions will only affect students in the district’s four elementary schools and bus routes for Parker Junior High are unchanged. With the reductions, each bus will now carry . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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