Coping with COVID: State offers new plan to prevent resurgence, county jail cited for containing virus

July 19, 2020 - 20:57

The state announces a new plan to respond to any sign of a resurgence of COVID-19 as case numbers make modest rise. Local case numbers rise, but there have been no additional deaths. A CDC study highlights the effective measures used by the sheriff's department to contain an outbreak in the county jail. A cluster of cases linked to a sports camp in Lake Zurich. 

District 161 board to meet Monday to consider school reopening plan

July 12, 2020 - 16:20

The Flossmoor School District 161 board is planning to meet Monday to consider a reopening plan for fall semester. 

The district recently conducted staff and parent surveys to gauge support for several options in the complex project of reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results were posted on the district website.

Drive-in movie helps fill gap left by Independence Day event cancellations

July 12, 2020 - 13:34

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of Fourth of July festivities, including the Homewood parade and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's Family Fun Fest, but the two agencies, in collaboration with the village of Flossmoor and Homewood-Flossmoor High School, filled the gap with the "Quarantine Cinema" drive-in movie.


District 153 survey shows parents want schools open, most favor hybrid approach

July 12, 2020 - 06:23

Parents of students in Homewood schools overwhelming want their children back in the classroom this fall, but they prefer a hybrid approach that will reduce class sizes and help the district manage pandemic safety measures. Nearly three quarters of the district's families completed the survey. 


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