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Repairs to leaks in Flossmoor’s reservoir coming this spring

Many homeowners are familiar with foundation cracks that allow a trickle of water into their basement on rainy days. Flossmoor officials are facing a similar problem at the village’s underground reservoir, except that thousands of gallons of water are escaping through cracks every day.

John Brunke, the village’s public works director, says repairs to the reservoir will be completed this spring. Flossmoor is about to seek bids on the repairs and the project should begin in April, he said. The repairs are expected to cost about $200,000.

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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