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Flossmoor Community Relations Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the village hall committee room, 2800 Flossmoor Road.
Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 Board of Education Finance Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25.
- Find the agenda here.
Homewood Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road for a public hearing on the 2023-24 budget followed by the regular meeting.
- Find the agenda here.
- Find the proposed budget here.
- Attend virtually here. ID 980 4907 6232, passcode 830183.
- Write to the board by sending email to [email protected] or by placing written comments in the drop box outside village hall. Comments submitted before 4 p.m. on the meeting date will be distributed to all village board members prior to the meeting.
- Highlights: The board will invite residents to comment on the proposed 2023-24 budget. Approval of the budget is on the consent agenda for the regular meeting to follow. The board will also consider a six month extension of the agreement with a developer interested in acquiring village-owned property at 3043-3055 183rd St., the former site of Brunswick Zone bowling alley and Big Lots store. The board will also consider amending the village’s TIF reimbursement agreement with Homewood Brewing, currently under construction on Dixie Highway, to account for higher costs than originally estimated.
Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.
- Find the agenda here.
- Attend the meeting virtually here. ID 991 8481 1606, passcode 573812.
- Write to the board at [email protected] or by placing written comments in the drop box outside village hall. Comments submitted before 4 p.m. on the meeting date will be distributed to all commission members prior to the meeting.
- Highlights: The commission will consider special use permit requests for a salon at 1918 Ridge Road and a spa at 18350 Kedzie Ave. The board will also continue a public hearing on a measure to rezone selected properties from R-1 residential to R-2 residential.
Help plan Heritage Park playground. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is inviting residents to help plan the update of the playground at Heritage Park, Riegel Road and Idlewild Lane in Homewood. Anyone interested in providing input should visit the Irwin Center between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, to check out and vote on equipment options.
Homewood community cleanup will take place Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants should meet at the public works building, 17755 Ashland Ave. Safety vests, bags and pickers will be provided and cleanup areas assigned. The village will provide a hot dog lunch at noon.
Flossmoor spring tree planting event sponsored by the Flossmoor Green Commission and Flossmoor Department of Public Works will give residents a chance to help diversify and protect the local tree canopy, according to village officials. Volunteers will meet April 29 at 8 a.m. at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Village officials suggest everyone dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Click here to sign up. For more information email Stephanie Wright at [email protected].
Bel Canto spring choir concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. Tickets are $8 to $12.
Mark your calendar: Park Pride is May 6
Volunteers for Park Pride will work from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, to help prepare Homewood and Flossmoor parks for the summer season. Captains are needed for each park and can register with Jennah Carlson at [email protected].
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Fatal crash on Halsted
Homewood police and the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team investigated a fatal three-vehicle crash Tuesday, April 18, in the 17800 block of Halsted Street. The crash involved a semi-truck, a sedan and an SUV. One person died and one was injured. Traffic was diverted for more than six hours during the investigation.
GSU strike suspended
Chris Weber reported on a tentative settlement in the strike by Governors State University faculty and staff members of University Professionals of Illinois. Union members will vote this week on whether to ratify the agreement.
Homewood’s first tattoo studio opens
Nick Ulanowski reports on the recent opening of Big Brothers Tattoo in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The shop owned by Payton Bernard is Homewood’s first tattoo art studio.
H-F sports stars featured
Reporter David P. Funk profiles two Homewood-Flossmoor High School stars, softball player Morgan Tate and baseball player Jason Ballard.
District 153 gets new data analysis program
Marilyn Thomas reports that Homewood School District 153 has adopted a new system for fine-grained test data analysis. Administrators believe the program will enable teachers to more effectively help struggling students.
Henyard builds support; Township finances questioned
Thornton Township’s annual meeting put residents’ strong feelings on display about the direction of township government, and Supervisor Tiffany Henyard continued to spar with members of local news organizations. Thanks to Local News Alliance partner the Lansing Journal for permission to repost the story by Quinton Arthur.
New restaurant closer to reality for Flossmoor Commons
Bill Jones reports that Poppin Corks Bistro is closer to acquiring liquor license after Flossmoor trustees expressed support at the board’s April 17 meeting. The new restaurant will be located in the former Siam Thai spot in Flossmoor Commons, 3311 Vollmer Road.
Rhodes to perform in national theater competition
Marilyn Thomas reported that Homewood-Flossmoor High School junior Jazmin Rhodes will perform a monologue from an August Wilson play at a national competition hosted by August Wilson New Voices and the League of Chicago Theatres.
H-F media students advance to national video competition
Five Homewood-Flossmoor High School students’ video projects will be entered into the National Federation of Press Women’s High School Communications Contest.