Halfway through budget year, Flossmoor board cautiously optimistic

With an active six months of the 2017-18 fiscal year under its belt, the village of Flossmoor faces some potentially tough financial decisions. As the board of trustees wrestles with questions about infrastructure improvements, residents must consider approving a sales tax increase that village administrators claim is critical to keep the budget on safe ground.
 

Holiday greetings from the Chronicle

Rudolph. The Grinch. Ebenezer Scrooge. Frosty the Snowman. Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun.

And of course, the family in the stable, angels singing on high, shepherds stunned by a star, the wise men following its wandering light.

New downtown Flossmoor sign boasts civic pride

Flossmoor, your winter nights just got a little brighter with a new lighted town pride sign recently unveiled in the downtown area.

White Christmas looks likely

The prognosis is good for a white Christmas this year.

The National Weather Service forecast on Saturday called for a 100 percent chance of snow during the day Sunday, with accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible.

Any snow that falls could stick around for a while, too. Temperatures are expected to drop and remain low the rest of the week. The high on Tuesday is expected to be 14 degrees, and the low that night will be about 4 degrees.

Flossmoor updates harassment policy to meet new state guidelines

At its Dec. 18 meeting, the Flossmoor Village Board approved a new policy defining and prohibiting harassment among village employees.
 
The Illinois General Assembly recently passed an ordinance requiring all municipalities to either adopt a harassment policy if they lack one, or update their existing policy to meet new standards.
 

Homewood eighth grader takes TV role in stride

Homewood has a 13-year-old television star.
The reality of that sinks in for Lyric Ross, an eighth grader at James Hart School, when people recognize her on the street as the character Deja on the NBC-TV hit show “This Is Us.”

Homewood man, wounded in Amtrak shooting, faces assailant

Michael Case is getting better.

The Homewood resident and Amtrak conductor was shot in the abdomen by a passenger in May at a Naperville train station.

Edward Klein of West Allis, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count each of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

He was found mentally unfit to stand trial.

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