Baby’s warm milk on a backyard burner

November 18, 2018 - 22:34

Once a few years ago when the power was out in Flossmoor, Gregg and Kristen Beglau didn’t have any way to warm milk for their baby, Anabella. Their neighbors, Ed and Trish Ladner, offered up their propane grill.

“He had a burner on the grill, so we would heat up baby milk on the burner on the grill,” Gregg Beglau said, laughing.

Mowing the lawn meant so much

November 18, 2018 - 22:03

The late Scott Gummerson was an architect. When he died from acute myeloid leukemia in 2015, his neighbors tied orange ribbons in his honor on trees in front of the Flossmoor houses he designed or helped add on to.

The outpouring of support during the two years Scott was sick didn’t only come from close friends and family, said his wife, Gigi Gummerson. Comfort food and small kindnesses came from neighbors all around town.

Illinois School Report Cards: See how H-F schools rate

November 08, 2018 - 16:57

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its annual Illinois Report Card, a rundown of how each school and school district in the state is performing.


Compiled from information ISBE collects from every Illinois public school, the Report Card offers demographics and statistics about school districts and individual schools, comparing them to statewide data.

New Flossmoor girls boutique provides welcoming space, plenty of pink

November 07, 2018 - 14:28
If you like fluffy pink things, rainbow dresses and girl power, Flossmoor’s newest business will bring a smile to your face.
Love, Noa is a small boutique now open on Sterling Avenue, selling girls clothing and accessories. Owner Kelly Evans said she hopes it will offer visitors even more than that.

Flossmoor voters say yes to pickup trucks on neighborhood driveways

November 06, 2018 - 22:06
On Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of voters in Flossmoor said “yes” to a referendum question asking whether they would be in favor of allowing personal use pickup trucks to park on residential driveways in the village.
With all nine precincts in the village reporting, the vote in favor of allowing trucks to park in Flossmoor was 3,193 to 1,911, a margin of 62 percent to 37 percent.

Flossmoor residents to consider tax increase on March ballot

December 09, 2017 - 12:30

At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Flossmoor village board unanimously approved a measure to place on the March ballot a referendum to introduce a 1 percent village sales tax.

If approved by voters, the measure would bring the total sales tax in Flossmoor to 10 percent. It currently stands at 9 percent, with portions allotted to the state of Illinois, Cook County and the Regional Transportation Authority special tax.

Metra meeting offers explanation on possible schedule changes

June 20, 2017 - 16:25
Officials from Metra offered feedback Tuesday on proposed changes to the Electric Line schedule during a public forum at Flossmoor Village Hall.

In May, Metra announced proposed service changes “to better reflect ridership demands and anticipated development in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.” The Electric Line runs between University Park and the Van Buren Street station in Chicago, through the stations in both Homewood and Flossmoor.

Rabid bat discovered near Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor

September 17, 2015 - 15:21

A rabid bat was discovered Wednesday in the vicinity of the 1400 block of Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor. According to the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control, the bat was submitted for rabies examination and determined to be rabid by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory. The department advises anyone who has been exposed to or bitten by a bat to contact their doctor. 


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