Flossmoor and 10 other south suburban communities – including Homewood – are on the verge of forming a regional commission that will study alternatives to purchasing Lake Michigan water from Chicago. At their Dec. 19 meeting, Flossmoor village board members unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the other municipalities[Read More…]
Two giant, glittering reindeer on Olive Road in Homewood are turning heads as they tower over the lawn of Ray and Deb Majewski.
Local theater patrons have until Dec. 31 to cast ballots for theater performers and stage crew in the 2016 Broadway World Chicago Awards competition. Three nominations went to Artists Walk Theatre that presented “The Fantasticks” in late August at the Flossmoor Community House. The Drama Group, based in Chicago Heights,[Read More…]
December is the giving season, a time of year when we shop for gifts to express our love and gratitude for those who are important in our lives. It’s also a time when the spirit of generosity inspires people to reach out to organizations that depend upon charitable support —[Read More…]
Starting Feb. 1, 2017, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle will be delivered free of charge to every house in Homewood and Flossmoor once a month by U.S. mail.
Kristi DeLaurentiis has been selected to take the helm of the South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA) starting Jan. 1. Kristi DeLaurentiis Homewood and Flossmoor are members of the council of governments organization that manages SSMMA. The organization serves 45 municipalities with assistance on a range of issues,[Read More…]
In a survey this month, teachers in Flossmoor School District 161 gave mediocre grades to the classroom resources they receive and the existing curriculum in the schools. The survey is likely to be the first step toward an overhaul of the curriculum in District 161. The district’s director of learning[Read More…]
The District 153 School Board on Monday approved its 2016 tax levy of $17.6 million. The levy is a “guesstimate” by taxing bodies because several important numbers that drive property taxes aren’t set yet “We’re using last year’s (2015) Consumer Price Index (CPI) against this year’s property values to figure[Read More…]
Thomas H. Heyne, a Homewood police officer, began and ended his 24-year career on the same day, Dec. 14. At the Dec. 13 board of trustees meeting, Homewood village officials honored Heyne for the dedicated service with the police department that began in 1992, when he took his oath of[Read More…]
Homewood-Flossmoor High School has announced the selection of 77 members of its senior class as 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars. Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10 percent of the state’s high school seniors. They were selected by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission based on a combination of exemplary ACT[Read More…]