Independent auditor gives Homewood finances good marks

Homewood trustees approved the village's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) on Tuesday after presentations by Finance Director Dennis Bubenik and Matt Beran, a partner in the audit firm Lauterbach & Amen LLP.

Beran said his firm gave the village an unmodified opinion.

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to speak at events Friday in conjunction with The F-Word exhibit

Eva Mozes Kor famously forgave the Nazis after she and her twin sister survived the brutal experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele and lost the rest of their family in the Holocaust. The act made her an icon of forgiveness. She will be speaking Friday in Flossmoor and Olympia Fields as part of a local Forgiveness Project featuring an exhibit, The F-Word: Stories of Forgiveness.

Flossmoor Community Church hosts GSU professor to address Syrian history, culture

A civil war has placed Syria in the headlines the past five years, but few Americans are knowledgeable about the history and culture of this Middle East country. Dr. Khalil Marrar, an assistant professor at Governors State University, will enlighten guests on Syria at an 11 a.m. forum on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road.

Foundation 153 Fund Run attracts about 500 runners on Sunday

About 500 runners and walkers participated in the Foundation 153 Fund Run on Sunday, Sept. 18, helping the foundation raise money to provide support for educators in Homewood School District 153. 

 

Park District hosts celebration of Irwin Center 30th anniversary

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosted a birthday party Thursday, Sept. 15, to celebrate Marie Irwin Community Center's first 30 years. 

Guests were able to enter a raffle, partake in some birthday cake and learn about the history of the center. 

5. H-F water routinely passes state quality tests

Water in Homewood and Flossmoor is safe to drink. The water supply in both communities is routinely tested throughout the year and, according to reports sent to residents, no harmful levels of contaminants have been found in either town.

Homewood roots: Work in Progress will bring its own brand of Americana to Fall Fest

Work in Progress performs at the Homewood Art & Garden 
Fair in June. The band will be on stage again from 
3 to 5 p.m. Saturday during Homewood Fall Fest.

4. Villages try to keep track of a billion gallons of water

Almost a billion gallons of water each year flows into the system serving Homewood and Flossmoor. Can public works departments keep track of every drop? Not quite. But local public works officials are under increasing pressure to account for most of them.

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