Homewood trustees approve science center study, Village Hall renovation contract, street program

Quick look: 

  • Homewood trustees approved an $80,000 contract with Global Studios to conduct the first phase of the planning process for a community science center to be located in the former Ryan's Funeral Home.
  • Trustees approved a $402,000 construction bid for renovation of Village Hall. Village Manager Jim Marino announced that second-floor office staff would work in Ryan's Funeral Home during the project, which is slated to start in March.
  • The 2015 street resurfacing program was approved. The $470,000 costs will come from the motor fuel tax fund.

Sample PARCC tests give District 153 board members pause

Students will begin taking the new state mandated five-part assessment test Feb. 25, but at the school board’s meeting Monday, Brabec volunteered to come up to a computer and take a three-part practice test in math designed for a 3rd grader. 

District 161 board rejects computer purchase for PARCC testing

Board of Education members in Flossmoor School District 161 Monday rejected an emergency administration request for new computers to be used during the state-mandated PARCC standardized test, which students will begin taking later this month.

District 153 prepares for summer roof repairs

The Homewood District 153 school board agreed to sell $3.6 million in funding bonds, and hired an architectural firm and a project manager for its major life safety work this summer.

Lyric tenor shares his talents with south suburban audiences

Opera is part of his DNA. Flossmoor singer John Concepcion brings comic work "Bon Appetit!" to Governors State University as part of Opera Up Close series.


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