Good news from state follows District 161 budget presentation

While still in session Monday evening, and shortly after hearing details of the district’s proposed budget, the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education began receiving a play-by-play update of school funding negotiations in Springfield.

They liked what they heard.

Unique ‘groundbreaking’ points toward Flossmoor economic development

Flossmoor elected officials and department heads Tuesday stood with Dan Abdo, the developer of the Starbucks and AT&T outlets that are being built at the village’s Meijer complex, for an unusual groundbreaking ceremony.

Fratello's expands deli business with new shop on Halsted Street

Fratello's Cafe and Deli is expanding. It's new shop on Halsted Street will open this week, according to the owners. That doesn't mean the downtown deli is going away. The new shop is part of an expansion project.

Davis: Compromise school funding legislation puts districts ‘on right path’

Monday’s passage of a compromise school funding bill in the Illinois House was “20 years in the making,” state Rep. Will Davis said.

Janine Stroemer, H-F speech coach, earns Diamond Award

The National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society has presented Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Janine Stroemer with the Diamond Award in recognition of her outstanding work in coaching H-F students.

Flossmoor library survey, neighborhood nights target growth, programs

Flossmoor Public Library has two initiatives this fall, both aimed at growth and moving forward in the years to come. Residents have been asked to fill out a survey that rates current services and what steps need to be taken to improve the library, especially regarding advances in technology.

Homewood approves expansion of quarry blasting near Halsted

The Homewood village board has approved a special use permit for Hanson Material Service to expand its mining facility at the Thornton Quarry. Hanson listed the property at 17401 Halsted Street as vacant since a gas station on the site closed about 25 years. Homewood officials said Hanson intends to begin blasting in the new area in 2018.

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