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Flossmoor District 161 school board members Monday approved a transportation contract that is likely to mean savings of nearly $1 million over the next three years.

Craig Doster

By approving the pact with Cook-Illinois /Paige Bus Enterprises, District 161 will reduce its annual transportation costs by $330,000 during the three-year life of the contract, Superintendent Craig Doster told the school board.

Cook-Illinois/Paige submitted a low bid of $780,842.50 per year. Five other companies also submitted three-year bids.

Earlier this year, District 161 asked . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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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