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District 161 discussing mask flexibility in light of court ruling (free)

Students in Flossmoor District 161 may see a big change in COVID-19 safety protocols soon.

The district's board met on Feb. 14 to begin talks on dropping mask requirements after a circuit court judge in Sangamon County ruled neither Gov. J.B. Pritzker nor the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have the power to impose statewide mask mandates.

Superintendent Dana Smith opened the conversation with the assertion the district would keep the "safety of students and staff at the forefront" when determining how to move forward, then put forth a target date of March 14 for potentially . . .

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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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