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Flossmoor trustees reject video gaming at Flossmoor Commons

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday rejected proposals from video gaming eateries that wanted to set up shop in the village. The board was asked to select one of three proposals for a liquor license. That would enable the business to apply for a video gaming license and open for[Read More…]

Downtown Master Plan

Homewood hires consultant to help with development projects

Homewood officials have spent more than half a year laying the foundation for new redevelopment projects in the downtown area. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, one more piece was added to that foundation. Trustees approved a budget amendment for $83,750 and authorized Village President Richard Hofeld to enter into a contract[Read More…]

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District 153 officials present Dockweiler awards on Monday

Alayna Frangella was the Willow School winner of the TomDockweiler Award presented Monday. She is congratulatedby, from left, Willow School Principal Mary Ann Savage;District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell; Shelley Marks,president of the school board; and Tom Dockweiler, pastmember of the board.(Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) Davin Pace shows off his[Read More…]

6. A brief history of the community’s investment in water

In the early 1980s, Homewood voters made a decision that directly affects the cost of water in Homewood and Flossmoor today: They decided to switch from well water to Lake Michigan water. The vote wasn’t even close. Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said the referendum passed with 90 percent or more[Read More…]

H-F Park District expecting to receive $400,000 grant on second try

This time, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District may get its $400,000 from the State of Illinois. “We’re excited at the prospect. We pretty much wrote that off,” Renae Ross, superintendent of finance and administration, said. Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas is filing the necessary paperwork to show the state how[Read More…]

Independent auditor gives Homewood finances good marks

Homewood trustees approved the village’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) on Tuesday after presentations by Finance Director Dennis Bubenik and Matt Beran, a partner in the audit firm Lauterbach & Amen LLP. Beran said his firm gave the village an unmodified opinion. “That’s the highest opinion that we give,” he[Read More…]

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