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District 161 board OKs resignation pact, hires interim principal

After approving a resignation agreement with former Parker Junior High School Principal David Kennedy, Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members Monday voted to appoint an interim principal at the school. Vickie Person will take over as Parker’s principal on Sept. 19, Superintendent Craig Doster said. Person is currently an[Read More…]

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1. Distribution: From Lake Michigan to our taps

Water comes to Homewood and Flossmoor through a long system of pipes that starts in Lake Michigan. Homewood and Flossmoor each have extremely visible signs of their water distribution systems. Water towers act as unofficial symbols of their community, but also play an important role in maintaining pressure along their[Read More…]

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Intro: The ways of our water

What could be easier?You turn the kitchen tap and fill a glass with water.You take a shower. Or flush the toilet. Or water the lawn.It is, however, not that easy. Our water arrives via a circuitous process that starts in Lake Michigan and ends in Homewood and Flossmoor. Along the[Read More…]

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Public invited to Homewood PTA general meeting Wednesday

Homewood PTA will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. The James Hart Panther Choir will sing, new teachers will be introduced and Matthew Rodriquez from the Illinois PTA will speak about the importance of fathers’ involvement in PTA.  The meeting is open to the public. Only members[Read More…]

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Celebration Thursday marks Irwin Center’s 30th anniversary

The crowd gathers for a Starry Nights concert earlierthis summer. The Irwin Community Center not onlyhosts numerous activities and programs forpeople of all ages, its band shell and adjacentpark also provide the setting for summer concerts. (Photo by Quincy Crump/H-F Chronicle) Residents of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District are invited to a 4:30[Read More…]

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Chronicle invites community to get on the front page

Anyone who’s ever wanted their picture in the paper can get on the front page of the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle Saturday at Flossmoor Fest. A special “selfie frame” that looks like a page from Homewood-Flossmoor’s local newspaper will be available at the Community Relations Commission tent. You have reached content available[Read More…]

Proposed District 161 budget includes state, local financial boosts

As Flossmoor District 161 prepares to approve its 2016-17 budget, significant financial boosts are likely from both state and local sources. With the retirement of Flossmoor’s tax increment financing (TIF) district last December, the Flossmoor school system is expecting a 2.8 percent increase in local tax revenues in the new[Read More…]

Senators to be guest speakers Sept. 12

Illinois state senators will give updates on the legislative session at the Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters potluck supper on Monday, Sept. 12. The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood. The public is welcome. Guests are asked to bring a dish to[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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