Davis makes history as first Black president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

Flossmoor is spending money in hopes of finding more federal money for local projects.

The village board voted unanimously on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to approve a year-long agreement with Smith Dawson and Andrews and a budget amendment of $20,000 to cover its services through the end of fiscal year 2022.

The hope is that the Washington, D.C.-based government affairs company can secure more funding through federal agencies and congressional set-asides, according to a report from Village Manager Bridget Wachtel. Other south suburban municipalities — including Matteson, Park Forest and Richton Park — have worked with the company . . .

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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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