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.” 
 

H-F High will have its 13th balanced budget

Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have a balanced 2018 budget. It is the 13th consecutive year the district has been in the black.
 
Business manager Ken Parchem said the $53.76 million budget shows a 1.7 percent increase in revenues over the 2017 budget. 

“Overall revenues are fairly flat. We show a $600,000 overall increase. Expenditures are up 3.8 percent,” he said. 
 

Surveillance photo shows possible car burglary suspect: police

Flossmoor police are looking for further information on a suspect who may be involved in a string of vehicle burglaries in the village.

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