Facts? We don’t need no stinkin’ facts. Fake news is here.

Did you hear about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2016 World Series? It’s true (now that we live in an era of fake news!).

Irons Oaks meeting rooms to get new flooring

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District agreed to a nearly $12,000 expenditure to do improvements at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center.

At their meeting on Dec. 20, the commissioners approved a purchase of $6,361 for new COREtec Plus flooring from ProSource Wholesale Floorings, and $5,620 for O’Kelly’s Custom Carpet and Painting to install the new flooring in the Irons and Oaks Rooms in the facility at Western Avenue and Vollmer Road.

H-F High principal position draws 62 candidates

The search firm BWP and Associates received 62 applications for the principal’s job at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Applications closed Dec. 20. Philip Ehrhardt of BWP said candidates were primarily from Illinois but the position did also draw candidates from other states.

BWP has four primary consultants working on the search. Ehrhardt said they are going through the applications and conducting screening interviews.

As filing ends, candidates start preparing for April election

More than 50 local residents are volunteering to spend long hours away from home making critical decisions about Homewood-Flossmoor area schools, parks and municipal government.

Homewood’s property tax levy accounts for fraction of village budget

Property taxes in Homewood next year will pay for less than one-fifth of the village’s general corporate services, which include most day-to-day municipal operations.

Disabled woman reported missing from Homewood group home

[Update Dec. 29: Homewood police posted a notice Dec. 28 that Latrice Charleston has been located. She is safe and has been placed in a new home.]

The Homewood Police Department has issued an alert for a woman who was reported missing from a group home on Dec. 16. Latrice Charleston, 35, was reported missing from the group home in the 18600 block of Center Avenue in Homewood.

Flossmoor OKs pact that could lead to regional water authority

Flossmoor and 10 other south suburban communities – including Homewood – are on the verge of forming a regional commission that will study alternatives to purchasing Lake Michigan water from Chicago.

At their Dec. 19 meeting, Flossmoor village board members unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the other municipalities that is the first step toward the establishment of a regional water authority.

Giant reindeer turn heads in Homewood neighborhood

Two giant, glittering reindeer on Olive Road in Homewood are turning heads as they tower over the lawn of Ray and Deb Majewski.

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