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.

Local temple and mosque offer Day of Service opportunity

Two local religious organizations are inviting Homewood and Flossmoor residents to contribute to the Million Meal Program, an effort to fight hunger among senior citizens.

The event on Sept. 10 at the Chicago Theological Seminary is co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including B’nai Yehuda Beth Shalom (BYBS) in Homewood and The Mosque Cares in East Hazel Crest.

H-F senior Justin Hall has a big night against Michigan City

Last Friday night was all about Justin Hall as he racked up 247 all-purpose yards with five touchdowns to cap off an outstanding performance as Homewood-Flossmoor defeated Michigan City by a score of 63-21 in the Vikings’ first game of the season.

Fest marks return of clocks to Flossmoor’s downtown tower

Cue the DeLorean.
Flossmoor will have its own “Back to the Future” moment next weekend when new timepieces are unveiled at the downtown clock tower.
Mayor Paul Braun said the new clocks will make their debut during opening ceremonies for Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 9.
“They are supposed to be installed in the next few days,” Braun said Thursday.

Homewood honors retiring officer, promotes and hires police

The Homewood village board has passed a resolution honoring police Sgt. Dave Tobin on his retirement, promoted another office and hired a third to fill the void.

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