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The Weeks | May 5: Heather Hill basin discussion, D161 transportation contract, sculpture move, Homewood trustee resigns, redevelopment of former Brunswick Zone moves forward

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Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Normandy Villa, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. Find the agenda here. Attend the meeting remotely here.

►► Highlights: The board will consider extending its transportation contract with Kickert with a proposed 5.5% increase over this year’s rates and a 4% increase in fiscal year 2026. If the  district extends the contract for only one year, Kickert is proposing a 7.5% increase. The board also will consider an agreement with the village of Flossmoor to place the sculpture “Kinetic Vision” at Heather Hill School. The sculpture, created by H-F High art students, currently is on display on the south lawn of the Flossmoor Public Library.

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“Kinestic Vision” currently is located at Flossmoor Public Library
but will soon move to a new home near Heather Hill School.
(Chronicle file photo)

Homewood School District 153 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan St. Find the agenda here.

Flossmoor Board of Trustees 
will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here. Attend remotely here or call 312-626-6799. Meeting ID 868 5127 5690, passcode 60422. 
 
►► Highlights: The board will discuss whether to pursue alternative solutions to storm water storage or continue with the plan that includes developing a detention basin near Heather Hill School. The board will consider a measure allowing residents who obtain a permit to participate in “Slow Mow May” or “No Mow May,” a movement to increase pollinator protection in lawns in early spring. If approved, the measure would relax village code enforcement on lawn care until May 31.

Flossmoor trustees will discuss possible changes to a planned storm water detention basin near Heather Hill School at their meeting Monday, May 6. (Chronicle file photo)

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a committee meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Goldberg Administration Center, 3301 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here.

►► Highlights:  Discussion topics will include credit card fees, Lions Club Pool, HF Ice Arena doors and advertising.

Bremen Township Board of Trustees 
will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at 15350 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest. Agendas do not appear to be posted online.

Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Find the agenda here. Attend remotely here or call 312-626-6799. Meeting ID 991 8481 1606, passcode 573812.

The former Homewood Animal Hospital will be the new site of a pet adoption center managed by South Surburban Humane Society. The hospital closed in April 2015. Since then, The building has been vacant. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
The former Homewood Animal Hospital recently was home to the South Suburban Humane Society Adoption Center. The Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 9, about a request to convert the building to a salon and spa business. (Chronicle file photo)

►► Highlight: The commission will hold a public hearing on a request from Elsayed Elbanna for a special use permit and parking variance to operate a salon/spa business at  2207 W. 183rd St., formerly the South Suburban Humane Society Adoption Center.

Stuff to do

Monday, May 6

Obesity and Overweight: The Basics of Treatment. Drs. Karis Tekwani and Bill Schroeder will present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on treatments for obesity at Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway. Register here.

Pace Hiring Event. Pace Bus is holding a hiring event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Prairie State College in the conference center, Proven IT Room 1318.

Wednesday, May 8

Homewood Historical Society Annual Meeting. HHS will host its annual meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway. Members will vote for new officers and for volunteer of the year. 

Thursday, May 9

Promise of Hope Fashion Show. Ingalls Development Foundation will host a fashion show fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Odyssey, 19110 Ridgeland Ave., suite A, in Tinley Park. Proceeds from the event will support cancer programs. Purchase tickets here.

Local Authors Fair. Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host an event to help launch its new local authors collection. Twenty local authors will be on hand to do 10-minute readings from their work from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Helen Wilson Meeting Room. The schedule includes an introduction at 5 p.m. followed by Dameron Cribbs at 5:10 p.m., Nina W. Cooper, 5:20 p.m., Tom Dobrez at 5:30 p.m., T. Duffin at 5:40 p.m., Tracy Watland at 5:50 p.m., Fenyx Blue at 6 p.m., Dane Hamann at 6:10 p.m., Nick Ulanowski at 6:20 p.m., Ken Jackson at 6:30 p.m., Maryse Meijer at 6:40 p.m., Bill McCormick at 6:50 p.m., K Lorraine at 7 p.m., Marc Fishman at 7:10 p.m., Sue Rovens at 7:20 p.m., Joe Veal at 7:30 p.m., Tiffany N. Lucas at 7:40 p.m., Norman Basile at 7:50 p.m., Sandra McKay at 8 p.m., Nichelle Joi at 8:10 p.m. and Kristine Condon at 8:20 p.m.

Friday, May 10

Coffee with a Cop. From 10 a.m. to noon Flossmoor police officers will be available to chat with residents at Starbucks, 3760 Vollmer Road.

Saturday, May 11

Flossmoor Bike Rodeo. From 10 a.m. to noon in the Parker Junior High parking lot, the Flossmoor Fire Department, Flossmoor Police Department and the Illinois State Police will host a bike rodeo, with opportunities to have fun and learn about bike safety. The event is for beginners or experienced riders. There will be bike and helmet checks and a training course to ride.

World Migratory Bird Day. Homewood Tree Committee, Izaak Walton Preserve, Thorn Creek Audubon, Boy Scout Troop 342 and the H-F High School Art Department will host activities and an opportunity to learn about birds from 8 a.m. to noon at the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road.

Mother’s Day Tea Party. Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., will host a Mother’s Day Tea Party from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 2 p.m. Lemonade, tea, light snacks and desserts will be served. Activities will include a game and a “best hat” contest for both adults and children. Pricing is per table with a maximum of five people per table. The event will be held indoors. The cost is $50 for district residents and $60 for non-residents. Register here.

Fairy Gardens. Get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing mom, grandma, aunt or grown up friend to Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, from 1 to 3 p.m. to build a fairy garden together. Register here.

►► Volunteers take time out to beautify H-F parks (May 4).
►► Rep. DeLuca supports insurance reform legislation (May 4).
►► Flossmoor board to discuss alternate plan for temporary storm water storage in Heather Hill neighborhood (April 4).
►► Community invited to offer input on H-F superintendent search (May 3).
►► Community marks 100 years of the Homewood Public Library (May 2).
►► H-F grad Flournoy picked by the Dallas Cowboys (May 2).
►► Franciscan Health’s Social Impact Program partners accepting applications from nonprofits to serve at-risk populations (May 2).
►► Homewood trustees applaud, approve new downtown plan (May 1).
►► Homewood trustees give green light to Brunswick Zone redevelopment agreement (May 1).
►► Flossmoor and H-F Park District continue planning for Heather Hill stormwater project  (May 1).
►► Homewood names Terence Acquah as assistant village manager (April 30).
►► Colton resigns from Homewood board (April 29).
►► Top part-time students at PSC recognized (April 28).

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