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Meet the Candidates: David Linnear, D161 (free content)

Age: 65Education: M.S., University of ArkansasJob/role: U.S. EPA / Engineer (Project Manager)Family: Married with 4 children.Other elected positions: Completing first term on District 161 board.Issues: As a current board member, I am acutely aware that the district is facing big decisions ahead regarding budget, long range/strategic planning, facility needs and improving climate and culture. Flossmoor shall[Read More…]

Obituary: Paul J. Milord

Paul J. Milord, 90, loving husband of the late Maureen Milord (née McCambridge); proud father of Catherine Milord (Art Schueneman), Carol Turner, Kevin (Lisa), Amy Harrell (Kevin), Philip (Donna), Donna Somerville (Luke), Paul (Betsey/late Patti), Jackie Raimo (Jeff); beloved grandpa to Noel, Kelly (Flower), Matt, Henry (Kala), Sophie, Emily, Christopher[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Theartris Childress III, D161 (free content)

Age: 46 Education: B.S. Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana; M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Xavier University of Louisiana; Ed.D. Educational Leadership, National Louis University.Job/role: Executive director, Transformations Advisory Group.Family: Wife, Tanika Childress, and three children.Other elected positions: N/A Issues:School boards are faced with the difficult task of deciding how to allocate limited resources to provide a[Read More…]

Obituary: Michael ‘Mike’ Hitchcock | Feb. 22, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael “Mike” Hitchcock, who died at home surrounded by family on Feb. 22, 2023, at the age of 64.  Mike was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Mike is survived by Christina Hitchcock (nee Henley), wife of 42 years;[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Jim Schmidt, D153 (free content)

Age: 53Education: Master’s in School Counseling, Governors State University; Master’s in School Leadership, Olivet University.Job/role: Guidance Department Chair – Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.Family: Wife – Christy, three daughters.Other elected positions: 16 previous years on School District 153 Board.Issues:  Goals:

Obituary: Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (32) of Homewood, IL passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 8, 2023. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family and friends.

Franciscan Health Diabetes Prevention Program open for registration

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields is offering prediabetic patients the opportunity to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with its year-long Diabetes Prevention Program. Franciscan Health’s 12-month Diabetes Prevention Program follows guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that have been proven to prevent or delay type[Read More…]

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