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

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

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

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

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

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.
 

Making a favorite dish at Fresh Starts

On Sept. 9, Fresh Starts Restaurant will celebrate 30 years of making dishes like the popular NNO (New New Orleans) Pasta. Read about the anniversary and watch as Chef Concepcion Medrano shows the H-F Chronicle how it's done.

Four large signs likely in efforts to warn truckers about Vollmer Road viaduct

Flossmoor Village Manager Bridget Wachtel told village board members last week that four large signs are being considered in the latest attempt to let truckers know that they will never get through the Vollmer viaduct.

Rabid bat discovered near Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor

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. 

Flossmoor author spins web of secrets, celebrity in ‘The Ghost Network’

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

"The Ghost Network,” a first novel by Flossmoor native Catie Disabato, is a wild ride mashup of fantasy, mystery, pop culture send-up and social commentary. The primary mystery concerns the disappearance of an international celebrity, but there is much more to this dense and tightly raveled tale.

Ten questions for 'The Ghost Network' author Catie Disabato

H-F graduate and Flossmoor native Catie Disabato is getting good reviews for her first novel, "The Ghost Network." Tom Houlihan interviewed Catie recently to learn more about the book and about her writing career.

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