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Pritzker signs Home Energy Affordability and Transparency Act

Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Home Energy Affordability and Transparency Act on Aug. 27.

The legislation is intended to highlight high costs associated with alternative retail electric suppliers.

Flossmoor school board considers 2020 budget numbers

The Flossmoor School Board heard a presentation on District 161’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget and a breakdown of its different funding sources on Aug. 26.
 
The district’s preliminary budget anticipates $35,480,215 in revenue and $35,971,498 in expenses, leaving an operating deficit of $491,333. The total deficit after construction costs is $1,497,333.
 

Flossmoor fire department gets federal grant for emergency equipment

The Flossmoor Fire Department was awarded a $222,345 federal grant to purchase updated emergency breathing equipment that will make firefighters safer when entering burning buildings. 
 
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was announced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. The grant program will help strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. 
 

Flossmoor District 161 sees improvements to bus service

Flossmoor School District 161 administrators have been working with Paige Bus Enterprises on improving the quality of service since renewing the company’s contract in January, and say they are making progress.

Homewood FD competes in video contest

The Homewood Fire Department has entered its “Night Sounds” video in a contest that could win the department up to $25,000. Voting through the online competition, sponsored by UL Fire Safety Research Institute, ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. The prize money will be designated for public education efforts.
 

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