Park district gets excellent rating in annual audit

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District got the highest audit rating for its 2015-16 fiscal year that ended April 30, 2016.

Scott Termine, of BKD CPAs and Advisors, told park commissioners that at the completion of the audit, the park district was given a  “clean or unmodified opinion. It’s the best you can get under the circumstances” that now shows the full pension liability.

With first big snow arriving, time to get vehicles off the streets

With the first significant snowfall predicted for tonight and tomorrow, it's time for local residents to get back into winter habits.

Fall sports honors at H-F

At a second fall sports recognition program hosted by Homewood-Flossmoor High School in November, coaches recognized outstanding students in football, girls swimming and girls volleyball.

The entire football team was given most valuable player honors. Ivory Lewis was name the most improved player in football; Kellyn Gerestein and Joshua Bishop received sportsmanship awards.

Snowflake spotter


Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld, right, congratulates Tommy Lowell, 13, for spotting the odd snowflake decoration downtown. Tommy received a $2 coupon for Eat Rice. 

Man charged with felony home invasion following Flossmoor incident

A 20-year-old Lynwood man was charged with felony armed home invasion after he entered the unlocked back door of a Flossmoor home early Wednesday morning and confronted the owners, Flossmoor police said.

Buona Beef restaurant may be coming to Flossmoor

Buona Beef, a leading purveyor of one of Chicago’s most iconic sandwiches, is planning to build a restaurant adjacent to Flossmoor’s Meijer store.

A representative of the restaurant chain will appear before Flossmoor’s plan commission at its Dec. 15 meeting.

Law enforcement simulator provides realistic training scenarios

Dozens of police chiefs from around the south suburban region converged on Homewood Tuesday to get a first look at the next generation of law enforcement training. Two state-of-the-art simulators – one that portrays incidents in which force may be used and another recreating driving situations – were unveiled during an open house at the village’s Brian Carey Training Center.

Suspect arrested following Flossmoor home break-in

Charges are pending against a person who broke into a Flossmoor home early on Wednesday and ordered a resident and her child to leave the residence, police said.

According to an ECOP alert from the Flossmoor police, the person was arrested without incident and was in custody later in the day on Dec. 7.


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