Village of Flossmoor

Sales tax referendum passes by wide margin in Flossmoor

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun, along with trustees and other supporters, celebrated Tuesday night the passage of a referendum question that will implement a 1 percent village sales tax.

Homewood voters reject home rule; Flossmoor OKs sales tax hike

Home rule won’t be coming to Homewood. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the designation. Flossmoor voters, however, gave strong support to a one-cent sales tax.

Tim Filkins promoted to sergeant with Flossmoor PD

Flossmoor Police Officer Tim Filkins, who last year arrested a bank robbery suspect who may have been on his way to commit another crime, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Filkins was officially sworn in as a sergeant at the Flossmoor Village Board meeting on March 5 at Village Hall.

County committee advances bill despite Southland objection

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, March 14, approved an ordinance amendment that south suburban officials believe will have a devastating effect on the local economy.  

“It’s just very disappointing,” Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said. 

Flossmoor, District 161 will split new communications post

Flossmoor School District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor have agreed on an arrangement to share a full-time communications manager. The employee, who should be hired in the next several weeks, will technically be employed by the village but will split his or her time equally to support the two agencies.

Flossmoor board approves aerial bucket truck for public works

The Flossmoor Public Works Department will now have an aerial bucket truck to use for street light maintenance, tree trimming and other projects around town.

Student charged with weapons crimes for bringing gun to H-F

A Homewood-Flossmoor High School student is facing three felony charges after allegedly bringing a handgun to the school earlier this month, Flossmoor police said Wednesday.
The student, a 16-year-old male, was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by someone under 18 years of age and unlawful possession of a firearm on school grounds, said Deputy Police Chief Tod Kamleiter.

Flossmoor residents speaking out in favor of tax proposal

A group of Flossmoor residents has come together in support of the village’s sales tax referendum set to appear on the March 20 ballot. According to the group’s spokesperson, Don Grasse, about a dozen community members have gathered twice to discuss promoting the referendum, which would create a 1 percent village sales tax.

Flossmoor board endorses property tax break for new orthodontist office

An orthodontist practice that is relocating to downtown Flossmoor earned support for its tax reduction bid from the Flossmoor Village Board of Trustees at its Feb. 5 meeting.

Some Flossmoor residents upset about Planned Parenthood's new facility

A small group of Flossmoor residents spoke up at the village board meeting on Feb. 5 to voice their displeasure about the opening of a Planned Parenthood facility. Though tempers remained muted, Mayor Paul Braun had to call for order at one point when residents began shouting from the gallery.


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