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SD161 schools earn commendable designation on 2022-23 report card

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) completed the annual school summative designations for the 2022-23 academic year based on criteria from the Illinois school report card. Flossmoor School District 161 reported that all its schools have attained a commendable designation at the Nov. 13 meeting. The ISBE’s school summative[Read More…]

11.22.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

TRASH PICKUP — Homewood Disposal will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving. Monday through Wednesday pickup service will remain on schedule. Thursday pick ups will take place on Friday. Friday pick ups will take place on Saturday. THORNTON TURKEY TROT — The 55th annual Thanksgiving Day race will start at Sweet[Read More…]

11.21.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

GREEN COMMISSION MEETING — The Flossmoor Green Commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the committee room at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here. THANKSGIVING STORYTIME — Kids from birth to age 7 will enjoy Thanksgiving stories and songs from 10:30 to 11 a.m. (register here) and from 3:30 to[Read More…]

The Day family poses for a photo on Jim Knetl's 1967 Chevrolet pickup truck during the Flossmoor holiday festival on Nov. 26. Front, from left, are Zach and Amie. Back, from left, are Owen and Sam.

The Weeks | Nov. 19: Flossmoor holiday festivities, Small Business Saturday, Poorly Drawn Pet Portraits

THE WEEK > Meetings Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Flossmoor Green Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the committee room at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.  Stuff to do Monday, Nov. 20Thanksgiving break skating. The[Read More…]

Homewood District 153 proposes $24.1M tax levy

The District 153 school board was presented with a proposed levy request of $24.1 million for 2023. The funds will cover costs for the district’s administration of Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools in Homewood. The money is divided among 10 funds, including operations and maintenance, education which covers salaries,[Read More…]

Small Business Saturday will feature sales, extended hours, games and prizes at local stores

Small Business Saturday is every year the day after Black Friday and falls on Nov. 25 this year. Community members walk around Homewood and Flossmoor’s shopping districts, taking advantage of extended store hours, free snacks and discounts at participating local businesses.  “When you shop local, it stays local. It goes[Read More…]

Veteran Don Tollefsen sounds taps while VFW Commander John Beele salutes during the Veterans' Day ceremony in Homewood on Nov. 11. (Eric Crump photos/H-F Chronicle)

Veterans honored at two events in Homewood

The group of James Hart School musicians sounding taps during the Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony on Nov. 10 had a novel experience. Sunshine. District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister and VFW Post 8077 Commander John Beele both remarked on the fortunate weather for the school’s annual event honoring local veterans. “We’ve[Read More…]

11.17.2023 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

“HUNGER GAMES” TRIVIA — To celebrate the release of the latest “Hunger Games” movie, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” Homewood Public Library will host a “Hunger Games” trivia contest from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the F.O.R.T. upstairs in the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. FETCHING MARKET — There will be food, live music[Read More…]

Trot before turkey tradition returns

For the 55th year, the Southland welcomes Chicago area runners to the Thornton Turkey Trot races on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, at Sweet Woods Forest Preserve, 183rd Street and  Cottage Grove Avenue in Glenwood.   The community race offers thousands of runners a scenic run before their Thanksgiving festivities.  [Read More…]

11.16.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

FLOSSMOOR PLAN COMMISSION — The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here. The commission will consider a request for a special use permit amendment, site plan review and plat consolidation for a project at 19581 Governors Highway by Flossmoor Animal Hospital and a[Read More…]

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