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.

New parking limitation set to go into effect soon for some Homewood streets

Homewood officials announced last week that enforcement of new parking limits on a number of narrow streets will go into effect in mid-September.

Public works crews began Aug. 14 to install signs noting the restriction to one-side-only parking on streets that are less than 20 feet wide. An amendment to the village parking ordinance to enact the new limit was approved in June 2016.

Scenes from the 2017 District 161 Meet and Greet

District 161 and the village of Flossmoor sponsored a back-to-school meet and greet Friday, Aug. 18, at Flossmoor Park. The big subject of the day (aside from the start of the school year) was the Chalk the Walks program, a new effort to provide the community a chance to send students back to school with encouraging messages.

The village is asking people to post pictures of the chalk message and use the hashtag #FLOSSMOORCHALKSTHEWALKS. 


Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle

District 161 students starting school year with chalked messages of hope

To help get the new school year in Flossmoor District 161 off to a fun start, students, parents and community members will be “chalking it up” on Wednesday, the day before classes begin.

Homewood trustees to consider economic development measures, mining special use permit at Tuesday meeting

The Homewood Board of Trustees will have several economic development-related measures to consider at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

It will also consider granting a special use permit to allow Hanson Materials to conduct mining, blasting and extraction of aggregate in the quarry area just south of Interstate 80/294 and east of Halsted Street.

Homewood Science Center plans 'Eclipsapalooza' party for Monday

The eclipse mania will continue on Monday when the Homewood Science Center opens its doors at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for the celestial event, which will begin about 11:54 a.m. in this area, and the science center has a party planned for those who want to see and learn about it.

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