Forging a stronger school district within the crucible of COVID

Looking to improve traffic flow during peak arrival and dismissal periods at Western Avenue Elementary School, Flossmoor School District 161 is considering a study that also includes parking supply.

Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella presented a plan to the board of education on Monday, Dec. 13, that would pay Eriksson Engineering Associates Ltd. $7,500 to complete the study. LaBella noted there have been traffic issues at the school, which is located on Western Avenue, a major thoroughfare.

“If you’ve been there, especially after school, we tend to back up Western Avenue because there’s not enough room in the . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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