Flossmoor recognized for excellent financial reporting 40 years straight

Four straight decades of precise and transparent financial reporting in Flossmoor have not gone unnoticed, and they have saved residents thousands in tax dollars, officials say. 
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the village a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for its fiscal year 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Flossmoor has now received the award 40 years in a row.

New events and activities for all on tap at Sept. 8 Flossmoor Fest

New activities — from a photo booth to the Jesse White Tumblers to an auction of the downtown dogs — have been added to this year’s Flossmoor Fest. The annual street festival returns Sept. 8 with a full day of activities for all ages. Flossmoor Fest will take over the village’s downtown area and Flossmoor Park between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

District 161 parents share concerns about class sizes

District 161's enrollment of 2,303 students may be 48 fewer students overall compared to last school year, but certain classes have increased head counts that some parents say are too much for teachers to handle.

LGBTQ group hosts Sept. 19 session on healthy lifestyles

Lighthouse LGBTQ will be hosting a panel discussion “Mind-Body-Soul: Living Your Best LGBTQ Life,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Community House in Flossmoor, 847 Hutchison Road. All members of the LGBTQ community, friends and allies are welcome. The program will follow the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Panelists for the evening will address healthy lifestyle practices and will include:

Murder charge filed in H-F student's death

Homewood police announced Tuesday that a 19-year-old Chicago Heights man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death Saturday, Sept. 1, of Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Johnny Johnson, of the 100 block of Sue Street, was slated to appear in bond court Tuesday. He did not shoot Taylor, according to the police description of the incident, but was involved in an attempted armed robbery during which Taylor was killed.

Pedestrian killed Tuesday morning when struck by train at Homewood station

  Homewood police were among the officers 
  who responded to Homewood station Tuesday
  morning after a pedestrian was fatally struck 

H-F High School offers counseling services after student's death

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is taking steps to help students who might be emotionally distraught over the death Saturday of a student.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the student as Romane D. Taylor Jr., 17, of Chicago Heights. He died Saturday night as a result of injuries suffered in a shooting that afternoon.

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