State budget crisis forces PSC board to raise tuition for fall 2017

The Prairie State College (PSC) District 515 Board of Trustees voted during a special meeting this month to raise the tuition for fall 2017, based on a $7.50 per credit hour increase for in-district students. 
 
The decision comes during a time when Illinois state lawmakers approach a third year without a budget, resulting in vastly reduced funding for PSC and higher education institutions across the state.
 

Chronicle launches garage sale, help wanted ads

Readers can now find garage sale listings and job postings on the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle’s website, hfchronicle.com.
 
The Chronicle launched these new website pages in mid-April due to popular demand, said Public Outreach Manager Patty Houlihan.
 
“Lots of readers have asked us to list garage sales. We’re glad to add them just as the warm weather is arriving,” she said.
 

Area’s LGBTQ support program celebrates first anniversary

Lighthouse, the south suburban area’s first support program for LGBTQ young people and their parents, marked its first anniversary with a celebration at the group's April meeting.

The program was founded to provide support for teens and adults who are processing their gender identity and for the parents and guardians who love them.

New Parker Junior High principal named after three-month search

A new principal is coming to Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor.

When the District 161 Board of Education announced at Monday’s meeting its unanimous decision to hire Fred Hunter, the news was greeted by enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation.

H-F econ teacher wins top educator award

The 2017 Outstanding Economics Educator Award will be presented to Nick Anello, a social science teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, at the Econ Illinois banquet on May 18.
 
Econ Illinois, formerly the Illinois Council for Economic Education, selected Anello for the “comprehensive and variable ways” he presents topics of economics while promoting the value of economic education.

Lions Pool gets new system for automatic chlorine levels

This summer an automated control system will allow staff to set and monitor chlorine levels at Lions Club Pool.
 

Two principals leaving their mark on District 153 as retirement nears

Homewood District 153 will be saying good-bye to two long-time principals. Cece Coffey of Churchill School and Mary Ann Savage of Willow School will leave in mid-June. Generations of students will feel the impact of their initiative to improve reading in the district. The work at improving support programs for students is in place due to their efforts. The list could go on.

Burglaries reported to Flossmoor police late Friday, early Saturday

Multiple burglaries to homes and vehicles were reported to Flossmoor police Friday night and early Saturday morning.

According to an email alert from the Flossmoor Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 2100 block of Evans Road at 11:10 p.m. April 21. The homeowner reported hearing noises coming from the attached garage. Responding officers secured the garage and searched the area and did not locate any the suspects.

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