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District 161 hires firm to look for illegally enrolled students

Flossmoor School District 161 is looking for residency cheats. As a new academic year starts – Aug. 22 is the first full day of class – as many as 12 prospective students enrolling in district schools have been “red-flagged” for residency questions, Superintendent Craig Doster said this week. That means[Read More…]

Calumet Station is showing signs of wear. Metra plans to begin renovations soon.

Metra’s Calumet station access to be limited during rehab work

Metra announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, that Calumet station will undergo rehabilitation work that will affect access to the platform. Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30, the north entrance and the north half of the platform will be closed for repairs, according to a news release from the commuter railway company.

Pitcock firing continues to roil H-F school district governance

Critics of the Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education’s decision to fire Principal Ryan Pitcock in June pressed their case at Tuesday’s school board meeting. At issue is the chain of events leading to Pitcock’s dismissal on June 21. Flossmoor resident Dean Armstrong, an attorney, opened the discussion with a half-hour presentation[Read More…]

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School starts at H-F

A new school year begins at Homewood-Flossmoor High School with a familiar greeter. Andrew Lindstrom, aka “Mr. Red and White,” stood outside the south building starting at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday to welcome teachers and students to the first day of the fall semester. “Good morning. Welcome!” he said to each[Read More…]

Rabid bat in Flossmoor discovered Tuesday

A rabid bat was found Tuesday in Flossmoor, according to an alert from the Cook County Department of Animal Control. The bat was discovered on Aug. 16 in the vicinity of the 3000 block of Bob O Link Road. It was submitted to the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory and[Read More…]

Flossmoor approves MFT street resurfacing program

Nine Flossmoor streets will be resurfaced this year as part of the annual motor fuel tax program. Village board members Monday awarded a contract to D Construction, Inc., of Coal City, which is expected to begin the resurfacing work in September. Public Works Director John Brunke told the board that[Read More…]

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Sunday celebration to mark 125 years of Homewood’s historic house

The Dorband-Howe House on 183rd Street has been home to the Homewood Historical Society for almost 30 years. The society will soon celebrate the home’s 125th anniversary.(Chronicle file photo) There’s a special celebration happening on Sunday, Aug. 21, as the Homewood Historical Society marks the 125th anniversary of the Dorband-Howe House. Between 2[Read More…]

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