Flossmoor hosts back to school event Aug. 18

As another academic year begins, the village of Flossmoor is partnering with local school districts to welcome students back to the classroom.

The village is hosting a Back to School Meet and Greet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Flossmoor Park, 2523 Flossmoor Road. Officials from Flossmoor District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be on hand to meet students and their parents prior to that night’s Movies in Our Parks presentation.

Haney starts work as Homewood's new assistant village manager

Homewood trustees welcomed a new assistant manager to the village staff at the board meeting Tuesday. Napoleon Haney of Matteson took the oath of office to fill the spot that has been vacant since Michael Marzal resigned at the end of January. Haney started work Monday.

Flossmoor’s five-year strategic plan moves closer to approval

Infrastructure. Economic development. Finances. Diversity. Housing.

Flossmoor village officials are expected to focus on those five areas in a municipal strategic plan that will be in place for the next five years.

Beautification Committee offers forms for annual scarecrow contest

Homewood will have a “Scarecrow Town” set up downtown the week of Sept. 18. The Homewood Beautification Committee is asking community residents to get their designs ready for the 2017 Scarecrow Contest.

New administrators will welcome students for start of school

The Chronicle asked our newest school administrators questions to help introduce them to the community.  Although a few are familiar faces, they will be in new roles this school year. Others we are welcoming to the Homewood-Flossmoor community.

The Hen Houses of Homewood

They can be found every day in stores and freezers in Homewood and are a common addition to dinner plates. And surprisingly, some local residents also have them in their backyards. Racheal Middleton is one of 18 Homewood residents raising chickens. 

National firefighter agility testing center opens in Homewood

Fire chiefs from 20 fire departments in the South Suburbs proudly showed off the Candidate Physical Ability Test center, 17555 Ashland Ave., at a July 26 open house. It is one of only three such facilities in the Midwest open to firefighter candidates. 

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