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Homewood presents new TIF district plan at public hearing

Homewood officials and a financial consultant introduced the plan for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district in the downtown area during a public hearing at village hall on Tuesday, April 11.

Several residents asked questions about the TIF plan and about one of the first projects expected to benefit from the district. Their concerns included boundary decisions, parking capacity, relocation assistance and infrastructure problems.

Request for firm to check residency in District 161 falls short

Flossmoor School District 161 school board members this week failed to approve the proposed hiring of a firm to verify the residency of students and improve the registration process.

The board voted three-to-three on the administration’s recommendation. Voting for the recommendation were Stephen Paredes, Christine Marks and John Simmons.  Voting against the motion were Michelle Hoereth, Merle Huckabee and Timijanel Boyd Odom. Lisa Harrell was absent from the April 10 meeting.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater performs abridged ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Prairie State College April 27

The community is invited to an April 27 performance of “Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet,” given by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Prairie State College (PSC), 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
 

Flossmoor man faces weapons, burglary charges following arrest

An 18-year-old man is facing multiple felony charges ― some related to the unlawful use of a weapon ― following a string of car burglaries in Flossmoor and Hazel Crest in the early morning hours on Tuesday, April 11.

Glencoe makes headway in male dominated banking world

During her nearly 30 years in banking, Anita Glencoe of Flossmoor has been helping to shatter the male dominant stereotypes about bankers.

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