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Flossmoor police academy can provide a life-changing experience

The stories are always positive, says Flossmoor Police Chief Michael Pulec.
 
Graduates of Flossmoor’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA) usually have stories about their experiences during the 12-week program, Pulec said. And he’s heard a number of them.
 
Enrollment is underway through Dec. 31 for the next Citizens Police Academy, which begins in January.
 

Second Noon Year’s Eve party set

The Noon Year’s Eve crowd will have a second option this year.
 
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host a “Happy Noon Year’s Eve” event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Wiley’s Grill, 800 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor.
 
The celebration will be in addition to the annual event in Homewood. That party is being limited to 300 Homewood residents this year due to safety concerns about the size of the crowd.
 

District 233 board OKs 2.5 percent tax levy increase

High School District 233 will collect 2.5 percent more in property taxes next year, if the Homewood-Flossmoor High School board approves its estimated levy in December.

Not every property owner will see an increase, as property values in the district also are expected to rise. The estimated levy, adopted unanimously by the board at its Nov. 21 meeting, is expected to draw the highest tax income available to the district by law.

District 161, Flossmoor considering joint use of communications manager

Flossmoor District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor would work jointly with a shared communications professional under a plan now being discussed by both governmental units.
 
The idea is for the district and village to enter into a shared services agreement for a newly created position of communications manager. The district’s estimated share of salary and benefits expense would be in the $30,000 to $45,000 range.  
 

IPO to perform Holiday Pops Movie Music Spectacular with special guest Singers on Dec. 16

Guest conductor Francesco Milioto will make his third appearance with Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for the Holiday Pops Movie Music Spectacular matinee concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The concert will be at Ozinga Chapel on the Trinity Christian College campus, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights.

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