District 153 approves sale of bonds funded by 2016 referendum

The Homewood District 153 board agreed to work with Mesirow Financial Inc. for the sale of $4.3 million in working cash bonds.

The sale is being underwritten by community residents who approved a referendum for a property tax increase that will cover up to $9 million in new money for Homewood’s schools.

Craftsmanship, and custom-made shoes, at a Flossmoor shop

The Tovar Shoe Repair shop in downtown Flossmoor puts its best foot forward — even for customers far from Flossmoor.

Homewood to consider joining new regional water agency

On Tuesday, Homewood trustees will consider joining a new group of 11 south suburban municipalities that plan to explore the feasibility of obtaining water from Lake Michigan through Hammond, Ind.

Flossmoor trustees voted

H-F High’s Pursuing the Dream program on Jan. 18

Homewood-Flossmoor High School invites the community to its 2nd Annual Pursuing the Dream program, a free event on Wednesday, Jan. 18, dedicated to celebrating black history and encouraging unity.

District 161 residents can participate in superintendent search this month

More than 25 applicants are seeking the position of superintendent in Flossmoor School District 161 with three weeks remaining for more to apply, according to an official of the firm conducting the search.

Mark Friedman, president of BWP and Associates, is pleased with both the quantity and quality of the candidates generated by his firm’s advertising of the position. His firm has also recruited other candidates to apply for the post.

Kids learn about construction while having fun with cardboard

It's a truism among parents that whenever you give a kid a fancy new toy that was at the top of their Christmas list, the first thing they do is play with the box it came in.

Taking that phenomenon further, the Homewood Science Center provided a big pile of cardboard, kid-safe tools and a couple of project ideas Friday night, Jan. 6, and not even bitterly cold temperatures could keep kids away.

More criminal charges added following Flossmoor home invasion

A 20-year-old Lynwood man is facing additional felony charges following his arrest for home invasion in Flossmoor in early December.

Eric Charleston Hagan, 20, of the 18000 block of Willow Drive in Lynwood is now charged with felony armed home invasion, residential burglary, attempted armed robbery and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a spokesman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Buona Beef proposal clears Flossmoor plan commission

Plans for a Buona Beef restaurant in Flossmoor are moving ahead.

At their Jan. 5 meeting, village plan commission members voted to recommend approval of Buona’s proposal to build a restaurant adjacent to the Meijer store at Vollmer Road and Crawford Avenue.
 

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