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Izaak Walton’s ‘Seasons’ photo calendar contest returns

Flossmoor School District 161 will pay 20% more for bus transportation in the 2022-23 academic year, after the board approved a contract with Kickert School Bus Lines at its meeting on Monday, May 9.

In its contract renewal, the district agreed to pay $152,000 more, for a total of about $909,700. That cost includes 15 buses picking up and dropping off children over 30 routes.

Additional bus runs for extracurriculars and field trips are charged separately, and that line item is also increasing by 20%, according to Fran LaBella, the district’s associate superintendent of business operations . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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