Flossmoor police: No new leads in Parker school threat

Unless Flossmoor police uncover new information, the case of a reported threat made against Parker Junior High School via Instagram is at a standstill.
 
According to Flossmoor Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter, police have no leads to pursue in the incident in which several students reported seeing a threat of armed violence toward the school posted on the social media site. 
 

Pregnancy care center opens in Flossmoor to provide pro-life options

A pro-life faith-based women’s pregnancy care center has opened just down the road from Planned Parenthood’s Flossmoor location. Aid for Women, a nonprofit agency based in Deerfield, Ill., opened a new location at 3347 Vollmer Road in January.
 

Park patrons to pitch in May 4 for annual Park Pride cleanup

Families work together to plant colorful flowers in a bed at Heritage Park in Homewood during the 2018 Park Pride event. (Chronicle file photo)Homewood-Flossmoor area residents who enjoy H-F parks all spring, summer and fall also help get them ready to go for the season during the annual Park Pride cleanup event. This year, park enthusiasts will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, to pick up litter, rake leaves, spread mulch, plant flowers pull weeds and do other tasks that help prepare the more than 30 parks in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District system for the warm months.

Homewood nears sale of Triumph building site for redevelopment

The Homewood Village Board could next month approve the sale of the Triumph building, located at the intersection of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue. The village is soliciting bids for the property after a developer agreed to purchase it for $1. If no other bids are made for the property, the board could approve that sale at its May 14 meeting.
 
 

Old Gold Jewelry celebrates 40 years of ‘bringing joy’

“Oh my goodness! Where has the time gone? I started in March of 1979. How can that be 40 years already? It is so hard to believe,” said Viola Wuske, owner of the Old Gold Jewelry store in Homewood. The business has been at 18701 Dixie Highway for 25 years.
 

H-F Theatre presents ‘Into the Woods’

“Into the Woods,” the spring musical at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, will be presented at 7 p.m. May 2, 3 and 4 in the Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor. The Tony-award winning score by Stephen Sondheim brings to life characters from favorite storybooks, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. This show is recommended for audience members 14 and older.
 

IPO presents Mozart concert April 27

On Saturday, April 27, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presents “From Wit to Wonder: A Mozart Celebration,” featuring Robert Chen, acclaimed violinist and concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The program, conducted by IPO Maestro Stilian Kirov, showcases the range of Mozart's melodic gifts. The concert begins at 7:30pm at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive on the campus of Trinity Christian College.
 

Social media threat causes lockdown at Parker JH

Administrators at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor initiated a yellow lockdown early in the morning Wednesday, April 24, after being informed of a threat against the school posted to social media. No incidents of violence have been reported. The lockdown remains in effect and will until the end of the day, according to District 161 spokesperson Amy Kent.

 

Write-in candidates fall short as Kimmons, Hoag, Mitros win Flossmoor trustee seats

The race for two Flossmoor village board seats turned out much closer than anyone would have predicted three months ago.
 
When the final votes were announced April 23, however, two incumbent trustees – Perry Hoag and James Mitros – defeated their write-in challengers, Michelle Nelson and David Bruni.
 

Water meter project nears completion with $1.7 million budget funding

A year from now, it’s likely every home in Flossmoor will have a new water meter, a change that could significantly reduce water loss in a notoriously leaky system. The new village budget, approved April 15, includes $1,726,577 for the installation of 1,895 residential water meters in Flossmoor.
 

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