Vote by Friday for Gov. Rauner to visit H-F art students

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Fine Arts Department is in a competition to have Gov. Bruce Rauner come to visit H-F classrooms.

Milord Studio Theatre honors Homewood couple’s 50 years of service

The Drama Group has found a way to honor Paul and Maureen Milord of Homewood for their 50 years of dedicated volunteerism. The group renamed its theater space The Milord Studio Theatre.

Park Board prioritizes spending for 2017-18 budget

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners met with staff on March 7 to review plans for upcoming expenses in the next budget year.
 
The Homewood-Flossmoor area’s equalized assessed valuation (EAV) has been dropping, causing the park district to lose tax revenue. Commissioners went through the list and thanked staff for their diligence in recognizing what expenses could be reduced or put on hold.
 

Flossmoor residents invited to share ideas for marketing the village

Flossmoor officials are turning to residents for help in revitalizing the village’s marketing efforts.

As a community branding project begins, residents are invited to two brainstorming sessions that will focus on what makes Flossmoor special. The meetings will take place at 7 p.m. March 16 and 22 at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

Gourmet popcorn shop opens in downtown Flossmoor

Americans consume more than 14 billion quarts of popcorn each year. If you are one of them, you may be pleased to know that a gourmet popcorn shop has opened in downtown Flossmoor. POP N’ BY held a soft opening Feb. 18.

Political banner at Flossmoor Metra station removed by rail agency

A Metra police officer this week removed a political banner from the railing above the north entrance to FIossmoor’s commuter station.

Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said the banner was removed by an officer on March 8.

“We don’t allow political signs on our property,” Gillis said on Friday.

Crowds come out for Dairy Queen’s opening day

It didn’t matter that the temperature hovered around 40 degrees, or that the sun didn’t shine. It was opening day at Homewood’s Dairy Queen on Thursday and people lined up for their favorite ice cream treats.

Candidates discuss what’s great in District 161, how to move forward

Seven of nine candidates running for the Flossmoor School District 161 board of education Thursday responded to questions at a well-attended political forum.

In all, the candidates answered nine questions submitted by audience members in the Parker Junior High School gymnasium. The 90-minute forum was sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters.

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