New squad car cameras allow remote viewing of police activity

Flossmoor police officials will soon be able to monitor traffic stops and other activity on camera, and in real time.

Following this week’s approval of new squad car camera systems, remote viewing of law enforcement activity will be possible at Flossmoor’s police station.

Village board members, at the Aug. 21 meeting, unanimously voted to purchase the GETAC police camera system for $56,425. The updated system is likely to be installed in the next few weeks.

Electronics recycling offered at Homewood village hall on Saturday, other services scheduled in coming weeks

Homewood officials announced this week that several popular services for residents are scheduled for coming weeks, including paper shredding, electronics recycling, prescription drug disposal and branch chipping.

Artist Walk produces ‘Private Lives’ to honor late founder

The third production by Artists Walk Theater will serve two purposes, according to its director, Andy Leahy. It is intended to be a welcome diversion from difficult times, and it will be a tribute to the late founder of the theater company, David Boettcher.

Flossmoor nixes license request for proposed restaurant with gambling plans

A split village board Monday rejected the latest proposal for a restaurant/bar in Flossmoor that would include video gambling machines.

Trustees were divided, with three voting in favor of a liquor license for Lucky Dog, a chain of restaurants, bars, convenience stores, coin-operated laundries and truck stops throughout the Midwest. Three other trustees were against the proposal and Mayor Paul Braun broke the deadlock by voting against the liquor license.

No eggceptions ― Flossmoor turns down backyard poultry request

Chickens will not be crossing the road into Flossmoor anytime soon. In a unanimous vote, village board members Monday turned down a request to allow backyard chickens in Flossmoor. Officially, the board reaffirmed a ban on barnyard animals by voting to not change the village’s municipal code.

Flossmoor’s new logo, tagline reflect beauty, open-mindedness

Village board members gave the go-ahead Monday to “Welcoming. Beautiful. Connected.” as the community’s motto and also picked a new logo, a tree drawn with a continuous line that begins and ends in the same place ― Flossmoor.

Scenes from the great eclipse of 2017

The frantic search for eclipse glasses was over. On Monday, Aug. 21, H-F area residents congregated to watch the eclipse, the closest to a full solar eclipse here in recent memory. In Homewood, families attended events at the Homewood Science Center and the Homewood Public Library, where video streams of the event were shown and kids were able to create hand-crafted viewers. The science center event drew more than 400 people, and had a party-like atmosphere, with food vendors available.  

Homewood Science Center helps crowds prepare for and view the solar eclipse

There weren’t enough superlatives to describe the solar eclipse on Monday. More than 400 people of all ages were at the Homewood Science Center getting ready for the moon passing in front of the sun around 1:20 p.m.

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