Covert courage

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Anxiety can be a debilitating condition. It makes dealing with everyday situations so difficult that great courage is required to get through things others find routine. 

New games, movie added to Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 9

Flossmoor Fest returns Sept. 9 with a full day of activities for all ages. New to this year’s village festival are a video game truck and a beer/cocktail tent close to the main stage. A movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be shown at dusk. 

Hurricane Harvey fundraiser, collection planned at Flossmoor Station

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery is holding a fundraiser Tuesday for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The establishment is also collecting clothing and other needed supplies that will be sent to the Houston area this week.

Dean Armstrong, who owns Flossmoor Station with his wife Carolyn, announced the fundraiser on Sunday.

“We are working together as a community to provide relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas,” Armstrong said in an email.

South Suburban Family Shelter thanks community for funding help during state budget crisis

To the SSFS Community,
 
In January, South Suburban Family Shelter sent out a ‘Call to Action’ into our community, because we had just learned that the State of Illinois did not appropriate funds for our largest grant. Unsure what the future held for us, we remained committed to serving the members of this community by addressing all aspects of domestic violence.
 

Metra Electric’s new schedule takes effect Sept. 11

Starting Monday, Sept. 11, trains from Homewood and Flossmoor will be running on a new Metra Rail schedule.
 

Flossmoor eyes increased safety measures at downtown traffic circle

Following a downtown traffic accident last week, Flossmoor announced increased safety measures at the Sterling Avenue traffic circle between the north entrance to the Metra station and the post office.

Homewood’s Hart School helps with hurricane relief

In three days, James Hart School students and staff managed to raise nearly $1,500 for relief efforts in Texas.

Bus route changes spark criticism to District 161 board

As the school year opened in Flossmoor School District 161, parents came forward with complaints about bus service.
 
At Monday’s committee of the whole meeting, school board members heard from three parents who were critical of bus service during the first week of school.
 
Most of the attention was on Bus 36 serving Western Avenue School. The criticisms were about numerous route changes, with one parent saying, “these issues are not new.” 
 

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