H-F grad works his way to Stanford through PSC

District 233 Business Manager Lawrence Cook was able to save the district nearly $230,000 by renegotiating three contracts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

RJB Properties, responsible for cleaning Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is working with a skeletal crew. Tom Wagner, the district’s operations manager, recommended the board try to renegotiate the contract, and Cook was able to get the fees reduced by 25 percent from April 15 through June 30. Cook said the total savings is $64,745.

Cook said the district is concluding a two-year contract with RJB and agreed to . . .

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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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