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Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, in Normandy Villa, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. The board’s finance committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the same location.
- Find the agendas here.
- Highlight: The board will discuss a proposal by the Village of Flossmoor to create a storm water detention basin near Heather Hill School.
Flossmoor Community Relations Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.
- Find the agenda here.
- Highlights: The commission will discuss participation in coming village and collaborative events, including the Starry Nights Pride event, Juneteenth parade, National Night Out, Recyclepalooza, Flossmoor Fest and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
Homewood Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.
- Find the agenda 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 consider a request for a liquor license for Stoney Point Grill, the restaurant that will occupy the ground floor of the Hartford Building, currently under construction downtown. The board will also consider an extension to the sales tax sharing agreement with the owners of Washington Park Plaza, a business district at 17748-17956 Halsted St. The company reports the extension will enable a financing plan necessary for attracting a new retail tenant to the district.
Flossmoor Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.
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Possible BB gun reported at James Hart School. School officials learned about a report of a gun brought to the school after the incident was reported to Homewood police. After receiving conflicting reports from students, officials said they believe witnesses may have seen a BB gun.
Flossmoor Road Viaduct Improvements Project proposes second phase of flood mitigation plan. Flossmoor is exploring the possibility of easing downtown flooding by moving storm water to a basin hear Heather Hill School. Discussion of the project is on the District 161 board meeting agenda Monday.
H-F staff recognized by PR association. A number of Homewood-Flossmoor High School staff and administrators were recognized for their communication with the public.
Village of Homewood unveils new event strategy to ignite community engagement. Jalyn Edwards reports on the strategy behind new events added to Homewood’s lineup this year.
State legislature passes south suburban airport bill. The General Assembly breathed new life into the effort to develop a south suburban airport near Monee, passing a bill that authorizes the state to seek commercial partners for the venture. Economic development advocates lauded the move. State Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood) and state Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) sponsored the bill.
District 161 renews bus contract; recognizes teachers and students. Chris Weber reports that District 161 will pay more for transportation, but the increase was less than other area districts are experiencing. Students were recognized for their achievements at the May 8 board meeting.
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For the past few years, the Chronicle has been printed by the Chicago Tribune at Freedom Center. The property was purchased by the developer of Bally’s casino, and the fate of the Tribune’s print operations was uncertain for some months. We were a bit worried about what that might mean for the Chronicle’s print edition.
It appears things will work out fine. The Tribune announced on May 17 that it had purchased the Daily Herald’s printing plant in Schaumburg. Our contact with the Tribune print shop said the transition should be seamless for clients like us.