Village of Flossmoor

Survey results will be used in Flossmoor’s future planning

Flossmoor residents believe that the village’s greatest strengths are diversity, schools and housing.

On the other hand, they say, the community’s greatest weaknesses are high property taxes, declining school quality and decreasing property values.

Flossmoor seeks input from residents on planning, marketing surveys

Flossmoor residents have a chance to let local officials know what they think needs to be done, both in planning for the future and in marketing the village.

Flossmoor water main project moves forward

The replacement of water pipes in Flossmoor marches on after the village board on Monday, May 1, decided materials being used were safe.

The issue of new piping came to light after some residents questioned the safety of plastic piping.

Volunteers respond to Flossmoor’s village clean-up initiative

Spring cleaning activities are underway in Flossmoor. Volunteers have already participated in two roadside clean-up events and do-it-yourself kits are available at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road, for persons wishing to tidy up their neighborhoods.

Flossmoor board approves $24.7 million budget, water rate increase

Water-related expenditures in Flossmoor were at the forefront of multiple actions by the village board Monday, and play a notable role in the new municipal budget.
 
The budget, approved unanimously by trustees, includes spending $1.2 million for the replacement of residential water meters in the village. That expense is seen as essential if Flossmoor is to accurately measure how much water is used by residents.
 

Applause marks graduation from Flossmoor’s Citizen Police Academy

As friends and family cheered, this week’s graduation ceremony for Flossmoor’s Citizen Police Academy took on a party-like atmosphere.

Along with the graduates, applause greeted the police officers in charge of the yearly 12-week program.

Flossmoor candidates say divided race generated community spirit

Despite the outcome on Tuesday night, candidates on opposing sides in Flossmoor’s village election agreed that the local race has invigorated the community.

Decision day nears as Braun, Gummerson vie for mayor’s office

It’s the first competitive mayor’s race in Flossmoor since 2009. For weeks, hundreds of signs in support of the two mayoral candidates — Jeanne “Gigi” Gummerson and Paul Braun, the two-term incumbent — have dotted the village. Flossmoor voters will make their decision on Tuesday.

Another heavy rainstorm brings flooding to some areas in Flossmoor

A second major rainstorm in the last four weeks again brought flooding to low-lying areas in Flossmoor.

Heavy rains began early Thursday morning and continued through much of the day, with the National Weather Service issuing a warning about flood conditions that may follow the storm.

As of 8 a.m., 1.96 inches of rain had fallen in Homewood and 1.68 inches were recorded in Flossmoor, the weather service reported.

Nicor continues gas line replacement program in Flossmoor

For the past two months, Nicor Gas trucks and equipment have been a common sight in Flossmoor as crews work to modernize aging underground infrastructure.

Joe DelReal, Nicor’s manager of community relations and economic development, said Thursday the project will take another six weeks to complete. Once work is finished, he said, Nicor will restore areas where lawns and paving have been affected by the project.

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