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Flossmoor Village Board approves estimated 2018 tax levy

The Flossmoor Village Board voted to support a 1.95 percent increase in the 2018 tax levy and heard numbers showing a positive trend in the village’s property values.

 

If the board gives final approval Dec. 3, the levy increase would mean the owner of a $200,000 home pays about $13 more in property taxes, and the owner of a $300,000 home pays about $21 more. 

School board, administrators working to keep H-F a ‘jewel’ among high schools

There have been and will be more changes at Homewood-Flossmoor High School that will protect the students, teachers and staff and help maintain the excellent work happening on the campus, according to Steve Anderson, president of the District 233 school board.
 

At least one resident ‘lost everything’ in Martin Avenue fire

No one was harmed during a house fire in the early morning hours Saturday at 18332 Martin Ave., Homewood, though at least one resident suffered significant personal property damage.
 
According to Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski, the department received a call about the fire shortly after 1 a.m. Grabowski said the fire was contained to the front porch and the front of the house, and the cause continues to be investigated.

Vice District Brewing open for business

Vice District Brewing, the newest microbrewery in the H-F area, is reopened.

As of Friday, Nov. 9, the code violations that forced its closure have been corrected and the brewery is back up and running.

Brewery owner Curtis Tarver is looking forward to an active clientele at the craft brewery at 18022 Dixie Highway.
 

Helping hands from two organizations serve ministry and the homeless

One helping hand agency recently got assistance from another at the Korean United Methodist Church, 19320 Kedzie Ave. in Homewood. The church’s Overflow Ministry has been helping people through Respond Now in Chicago Heights, the seasonal PADS program for homeless men, a women’s shelter, Catholic Charities and a host of other organizations. Recently, the ministry found it needed some help itself. Operation Nehemiah volunteers came to the rescue.

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