Schools will open on time despite state’s education funding battle

The FBI and Homewood police investigated a possible threat against Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Sunday but concluded the incident was a hoax. School will be in session as normal on Monday.


In a letter to parents, Superintendent Von Mansfield and Principal Jerry Anderson said someone contacted the FBI after seeing a posting on social media that included the image of someone holding a gun and making reference to the school.

Law enforcement authorities spoke with two students who were suspected of being involved in the posting and with their parents, according . . .

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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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