Hazel Crest could add a golf course that is poised to become a commercial/industrial development to the village with one vote on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Board of Trustees will consider a measure at its regular meeting that would annex the portion of Calumet Country Club that was part of[Read More…]
County releases 2021 sustainability report
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the 2021 Cook County Sustainability Report on Friday, April 22, highlighting the county’s efforts to support healthy and resilient communities that thrive economically, socially and environmentally. Since 2010, emissions from county-owned buildings have been reduced by 40%, according to the report. In 2020,[Read More…]
Flossmoor Green Commission’s goal is 300 new trees
Green Commission volunteers, from left, Simon Duckett, Samantha Sextonson and Tristan Shaw were out planting trees on Oct. 2. Volunteers will again be out on Oct. 23 planting another 50 trees in various Flossmoor locations. (Provided photo) You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already[Read More…]
South Suburbs for Greenspace rallies before Homewood zoning workshop
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Village of Flossmoor pledges to preserve the monarch butterfly; Green Commission makes educational video
The Flossmoor Green Commission is working to help reinvigorate the Monarch butterfly population in Illinois with preparations for milkweed gardens, and an informational video for the public showing the stages of a butterfly that was prepared by a Homewood-Flossmoor High School student. In February, at the suggestion of the Green[Read More…]
Recycling kits help educate students remotely
Homewood Disposal recycling kits have helped local kids learn about environmental responsibility through the pandemic. (Provided photo) Though classroom teaching has mostly been virtual this past year, Homewood Disposal did not slow down on implementing recycling education. The company distributed Recycling Education Toolkits to the communities it serves so students[Read More…]
Commissioners unimpressed with Calumet Country Club redevelopment plan
After five meetings and 20 hours of questioning by commissioners and the public, Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission members concluded that plans to develop an industrial distribution center on the site of Calumet Country Club do not rise to the standards set in the village zoning code. Commission members questioned[Read More…]
Pumpkin smash event mixes fun with environmental responsibility
Ryder Kelly prepares to toss a pumpking into a truck bed during the annual Pumpkin Smash event Saturday at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Banishing plastic: Local residents and businesses ditch single-use plastics for reusable, compostable materials
To put it casually, all the plastic we’ve produced is really starting to pile up. A more serious sort of person might say we’re facing a global plastics crisis. People concerned about the environment are reckoning their plastics usage to reduce their reliance and shift to more sustainable materials. You’ve reached[Read More…]
Recyclepalooza helps residents dispose of difficult-to-recycle items
Even people who routinely recycle might find it difficult to dispose of those things that can’t be placed curbside, but they want to handle things responsibly. That’s where Recyclepalooza comes in. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.