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Ruling on Flossmoor candidate delayed until petition names are checked

This story was updated at 10:04 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2019, to reflect new information from Flossmoor assistant village manager Allison Deitch.

A decision in a challenge to a Flossmoor village board candidate in April’s election has been delayed until the legitimacy of signatures on his nominating petitions can be verified.

Seven returning seniors driving H-F varsity hoops

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Vikings varsity basketball team has an advantage many of their opponents don’t: seven returning players.

With a backbone that strong, the Vikings are looking to move past the sectional semifinals, when they lost to Marist 61-47 last year.

Two board members vote against H-F tax levy

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 school board approved its 2018 tax levy, but not without objections from two board members.

The levy includes $33,088,000 for the education fund; $3,763,329 for operations and maintenance; $625,000 for Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund; $1,200,000 for social security; $1,135,000 for transportation; $5,000 for working cash; and $300,000 for liability insurance.

Park district installs new energy lights at racquet club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board expects to save more than $20,000 in energy costs in 2019 by switching to LED lights. 

At its Nov. 20 meeting, the board approved the $11,974 purchase of LED lights from Helsel Jepperson for the Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 183rd St in Homewood. 

Staff will be switching bulbs throughout the club, except the tennis courts where the lighting fixtures were replaced about five years ago.

H-F school board makes curriculum changes with upgrades and new courses

The District 233 school board made Homewood-Flossmoor High School curriculum changes by adding or giving more academic credit to 15 courses. The changes will benefit students at all levels starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
 

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