Ballot questions highlight needs, future stability in our towns


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Flossmoor and Homewood voters have a choice to make in the March 20 election — whether and how they will support their local governments. In Flossmoor, there's a 1 percent sales tax question on the ballot, and in Homewood, voters will be asked to consider granting the village home rule authority.

Retired H-F Racquet Club tennis coach honored for adaptive tennis initiative

Nancy Hoekstra’s dedication to making the game of tennis accessible to all won her Member of the Year-Illinois honors from the Professional Tennis Registry  (PTR) during its 2018 International Tennis Symposium in Hilton Head, South Carolina, in February.

Body discovered following fire on Flossmoor’s Collett Lane

A body was found Wednesday after fire swept through a home in Flossmoor.

Firefighters discovered the body of a male on the lower level of a home in the 2000 block of Collett Lane, according to a news release issued by Flossmoor Fire Chief Chris Sewell. The man is still not identified, Sewell said.

The fire was reported at approximately, 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 28. Flossmoor police and fire units responded to a report of a residential structure fire.

Flossmoor village attorney leaves legacy of good counsel, great friendship

Members of the Flossmoor community are mourning the loss of the longtime village attorney. Edward R. McCormick Jr., died suddenly on Monday, Feb. 19, after a battle with colon cancer. He was 71 years old and, according to his wife, Gayle McCormick, he was working on village business up until his final days.

Flossmoor native has passion for — and a role in — ‘The Chi’

Flossmoor residents may be seeing a familiar face on Showtime’s new hit program “The Chi.” Tai Davis, a Flossmoor native and Homewood-Flossmoor High School alum, plays Tracy on the show that portrays the south side of Chicago through the lives of several connected characters.

'Beauty and the Beast' staged at Hart School March 1 and 2

More than 80 students will perform and help stage “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. on March 1 and 2 at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan St.  in Homewood.

New Planned Parenthood health center finds its footing in Flossmoor

You have to get buzzed in through the locked door of the new Planned Parenthood Flossmoor health center in order to enter. However, that’s about the only noticeable distinction between it and any other medical office. Patients check in at the registration desk and then take a seat in the large waiting area.

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