Team sign-ups open for second ‘Spell Check’ event at library

  The first Spell Check was held in October 2016. The 
  second will be held Jan. 27 at Homewood Public 
  Library.
(Chronicle file photo)
 

Flossmoor library dumps new sign-in procedure

On the day Flossmoor Public Library was to enact a new policy requiring teens to sign in at the front desk, Library Director Aaron Carlin instead told the large group of regular patrons that they may now use the downstairs Helen Wilson Meeting Room to hang out after school.

MLK Day of Service inspires volunteerism around Flossmoor

From movies to crayons to old T-shirts, Flossmoor residents and their neighbors came out by the hundreds to offer community service on Jan. 15, as part of volunteer events on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Volunteers collected food and clothing, connected with one another and reflected the values of King’s legacy.

Marti to take over principal post at Flossmoor Hills School

Haley Marti has been selected as the next principal at Flossmoor Hills School. The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education unanimously approved her promotion at its Jan. 9 meeting.

Groups form to campaign for and against home rule referendum

It comes down to trust.
 
Residents will vote in a March 20 referendum to decide whether or not Homewood should become a home rule community with additional powers, including the ability to increase taxes and fees and institute new ones and take on more debt than it currently can as a non-home rule community.

Meeting focuses on Flossmoor downtown traffic concerns

Flossmoor officials and residents met downtown Friday to discuss safety concerns regarding traffic around the island on Sterling Avenue.

Homewood trustees welcome three new employees

Homewood trustees welcomed three new full-time employees to the village at the board meeting Tuesday. In other business, the board approved a new sexual harassment policy, new stop signs at a residential intersection and a special use permit for a child care center. 

'Vagina Monologues' performance benefits SSFS

South Suburban Family Shelter will mark the 20th anniversary of VDAY, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, by presenting the Obie-award winning play “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
 

H-F High announces IB student honorees

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has announced graduates from the Class of 2017 who have received International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas and certificates from the IB Diploma Programme.  
 
Melinda Berman, Henry Heligas and Juno Suzuki were awarded IB diplomas. 
 
Zoe Branch, Courtney Commodore, Kendra Fourte, Blessing Ibe and Zakiya Walker earned IB certificates.
 

Fire causes damage to garbage truck in Flossmoor

A garbage truck caught fire this week during a pickup run through Flossmoor.

No injuries were reported during the Jan. 9 fire, which extensively damaged the Homewood Disposal truck, Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm said.

The fire, in the 1000 block of Evans Road, was reported at 7:34 a.m. Fire crews arrived minutes later and were finished at the scene by 8:14 a.m.

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