District 161 considering search firm to help find Parker principal

The search for a new principal at Parker Junior High School will soon be underway and it’s possible Flossmoor District 161 will turn to a familiar search firm for assistance.

Interim Superintendent Michael Popp said a traditional internal search or using an outside source are the two options. His remarks were made at Tuesday’s board of education meeting.

Ambulance hydraulic lifts reduce first responders’ back problems

Emergency response can be backbreaking work.

Until recently, there was only one way to move a patient, on a cot, into an ambulance — the two-man lift. Since switching to a hydraulic system Flossmoor has seen a dramatic reduction in back injuries, Damm said.

Homewood Krispy Kreme opens, marking chain’s Chicago-area return

Retailers looking to up their crowds on Black Friday may want to take notes on how Homewood’s Krispy Kreme store executed its Tuesday opening.

Lines started forming Monday night at the store, located at 17815 S. Halsted St., and continued throughout its opening day.

District 153 approves sale of bonds funded by 2016 referendum

The Homewood District 153 board agreed to work with Mesirow Financial Inc. for the sale of $4.3 million in working cash bonds.

The sale is being underwritten by community residents who approved a referendum for a property tax increase that will cover up to $9 million in new money for Homewood’s schools.

Craftsmanship, and custom-made shoes, at a Flossmoor shop

The Tovar Shoe Repair shop in downtown Flossmoor puts its best foot forward — even for customers far from Flossmoor.

Homewood to consider joining new regional water agency

On Tuesday, Homewood trustees will consider joining a new group of 11 south suburban municipalities that plan to explore the feasibility of obtaining water from Lake Michigan through Hammond, Ind.

Flossmoor trustees voted

H-F High’s Pursuing the Dream program on Jan. 18

Homewood-Flossmoor High School invites the community to its 2nd Annual Pursuing the Dream program, a free event on Wednesday, Jan. 18, dedicated to celebrating black history and encouraging unity.

District 161 residents can participate in superintendent search this month

More than 25 applicants are seeking the position of superintendent in Flossmoor School District 161 with three weeks remaining for more to apply, according to an official of the firm conducting the search.

Mark Friedman, president of BWP and Associates, is pleased with both the quantity and quality of the candidates generated by his firm’s advertising of the position. His firm has also recruited other candidates to apply for the post.

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