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3.28.23 | What You Need to Know Today

HOMEWOOD POLLING PLACE MOVE – Due to planned power outages, voters whose polling place is Churchill School will instead vote at James Hart School on Election Day, April 4. JOB FIAR & CAREER EXPO – See more than 30 top employers, learn about free training in a number of fields[Read More…]

Faculty and staff authorize strike against GSU

Ballot box waiting for Union members’ votes at GSU last week. (Chris Weber)  Governors State University’s faculty and staff union (GSU UPI) voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement cannot be reached. The vote comes after nine months of negotiations, mediation and little progress[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Arlene Sugar Al-Amin, Flossmoor (free)

Age: 50Education: Attended Chicago Vocational School, Attended Alcorn State University, Illinois State University, Attended Pivot Point Academy (License in Cosmetology), Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid CounselorJob Role: Rich Township Clerk; Business Owner, Property Investor Family Background: I’ve lived in Flossmoor for over 18 years. My husband Rafi and I have raised our children here.[Read More…]

Green Drinks group hosts discussion on sustainability on Thursday

Chicago Southland Green Drinks, a group actively involved in examining environmental topics, will host a “Sustainability 101” discussion led by Maria Anna Rafac at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor. Rafac is the sustainability coordinator at Joliet Junior College, an architect and[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Jim Mitros, Flossmoor (free)

Age: 65Education: B.S., Management, Purdue UniversityJob/role: Sales – Atlas Restoration LLCFamily: Wife, Nancy, and four children.Other elected positions: Flossmoor trustee for 28 years, Flossmoor Zoning Board for two years. Issues:The most important issues facing Flossmoor are aging infrastructure and high taxes. Goals:My top goals are to retain our top-notch village staff and support the excellent[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Rosalind Mustafa, Flossmoor (free)

Education: B.A. English/French, Elmhurst University; M.B.A. Finance, DePaul University; French, University of Pau, Bayonne, France.Job/role: RetiredFamily: Married, blended family of seven. Issues:Flossmoor is well managed and fiscally responsible. The inflationary economy has strained expenditures and costs. Almost all budgeted projects have been more expensive due to increased costs, delays and supply chain disruption.[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Gina LoGalbo, Flossmoor clerk (free)

Age: 43Education: A.A. from Joliet Junior College; B.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago; J.D., The John Marshall Law School (now UIC Law School)Job/role: Cook County BHR-Labor/ Hearing OfficerFamily: Husband, Joe, and four children. Issues: First, to fulfill my duties as clerk during the village board meetings and by preparing the minutes after the meetings.[Read More…]

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