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5. H-F water routinely passes state quality tests

Water in Homewood and Flossmoor is safe to drink. The water supply in both communities is routinely tested throughout the year and, according to reports sent to residents, no harmful levels of contaminants have been found in either town. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers.[Read More…]

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4. Villages try to keep track of a billion gallons of water

Almost a billion gallons of water each year flows into the system serving Homewood and Flossmoor. Can public works departments keep track of every drop? Not quite. But local public works officials are under increasing pressure to account for most of them. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor[Read More…]

District 153 prepares for referendum bond sale

The District 153 school board took the first steps necessary to bring dollars from the 2016 referendum into district coffers. In March 2016, residents voted overwhelmingly to support the board’s proposal to sell a maximum of $9 million in bonds to help the Homewood schools out of severe financial debt.[Read More…]

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3. Water adds to the beauty of life in Homewood and Flossmoor

Angela and William Dunnett pose by the Irwin Parkfountain in Homewood, demonstrating another usefor the park district’s water resources: a beautifulsetting for marking special occasions.(Provided photo by Thomas Photographic Services) Cool, clear water.The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers a variety of ways for the community to enjoy the beauty and refreshment[Read More…]

Unwind and create: Bottle and Bottega opening soon

  Bottle & Bottega’s Homewood studio has had the area buzzing about the Chicago-based art party chain since it was announced several months ago.Proprietors Greg and Darcie Loudon plan to hold a soft opening of the Homewood location at 2009 Ridge Road in mid-September, with a grand opening to follow. Bottle[Read More…]

Homewood schools getting more state aid this year

The Homewood District 153 school board expects to see an additional $1.2 million in its budget this year through savings and new state dollars. John Gibson, the district’s chief school finance officer, said this year the district expects to collect about $600,000 in additional state revenues, and will see a[Read More…]

Paper Shredding Available Saturdays

Two opportunities to shred your documents and other papers will be available Saturdays, Sept. 17 and 24. Illinois Sen. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, is hosting a document shredding event from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bloom Plaza, 1020 Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights.  Donors are limited to two boxes per[Read More…]

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Flossmoor director’s film on Maya Angelou airs in Chicago

A feature documentary on Maya Angelou, one of America’s leading poets, authors and activists, co-directed by Flossmoor resident Rita Coburn-Whack, is now showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital[Read More…]

Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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