Author: R.L. Anderson

District 161 OKs home rule agreement with Homewood

Flossmoor School District 161 has signed on to a home rule intergovernmental agreement sought by the Village of Homewood with various local governmental boards. The approval came in the passage of two resolutions concerning Homewood upcoming home rule referendum. The board voted during a special board meeting on Jan. 22.[Read More…]

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Marti to take over principal post at Flossmoor Hills School

Haley Marti has been selected as the next principal at Flossmoor Hills School. The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education unanimously approved her promotion at its Jan. 9 meeting. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

District 161 board members voice concerns about home rule plan

The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education is still deliberating whether it will enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Homewood as the village continues its efforts to become a home rule community. A decision is expected in January but some board members are publicly stating their reservations. “I still have doubts,”[Read More…]

District 161 board approves 2.1 percent tax levy increase

Months of detailed discussions about the 2017 tax levy came to an end when Flossmoor District 161 school board members conducted a public hearing on the levy and voted to approve it. Action was taken at the Nov.27 board of education meeting. The levy includes a 2.1 increase based on the cost[Read More…]

Flossmoor trustees approve 5-year strategic plan

The Flossmoor Village Board unanimously approved a Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 at its meeting Oct. 2,  confident the plan will produce many benefits for the community. Work on the five-part plan began earlier this year with the assistance from Forrest Consulting of Annapolis, Md. The plan establishes strategic goals and priorities for[Read More…]

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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