Village of Flossmoor

Chamber of Commerce heads up 3-village holiday charity effort

The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC),  in cooperation with the villages of Homewood, Flossmoor and Glenwood, will conduct a charitable drive to support three local groups this holiday season. 

Saturday marks Flossmoor Brewfest’s return to downtown area

Beers and ales, ciders and even mead will be plentiful when Flossmoor’s Brewfest returns on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will be able to sample tasty products from more than two dozen brewing companies from around the Chicago area, and the rest of the nation.
 

Kamleiter selected for Flossmoor police chief appointment

Acting Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter has been selected to move up the ranks to serve as the village's next permanent police chief. Kamleiter was Flossmoor’s deputy police chief for six years until May, when he was appointed acting police chief following former chief Mike Pulec’s retirement. 
 

Flossmoor names new coordinator for village events

Nicole Brookens has been named program and events coordinator for the village of Flossmoor. Brookens, a longtime Homewood resident, succeeds Laura Brennan Levy, who stepped down from the post last month. Brennan Levy was the first person to hold the position.

Flossmoor hires company to track vacancies, foreclosures

Flossmoor currently has 176 vacant, foreclosed and pre-foreclosed properties out of about 4,000 houses in the community.
 
The numbers may seem small, but officials say tracking down the owners of these properties has been time consuming and at times overwhelming for village staff.
 
The Flossmoor Village Board, on Sept. 3, approved a two-year contract with Florida-based Property Registration Champions, LLC, known as ProChamps.
 

Flossmoor fire department gets federal grant for emergency equipment

The Flossmoor Fire Department was awarded a $222,345 federal grant to purchase updated emergency breathing equipment that will make firefighters safer when entering burning buildings. 
 
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was announced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. The grant program will help strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. 
 

Ready for the Gem

Cyclists who made the journey July 13 along the Hidden Gem Half Marathon route noted some streets were crumbly. 

Flossmoor Public Works tackled the problem, and by Friday, Aug. 16, finished patching work on the race route in preparation for the Sept. 7 event. 

Public Works Director John Brunke said the patching work would continue on other streets, but the race route had gotten priority.

Flossmoor seeking proposals for commercial development

Flossmoor officials have extended the deadline to submit commercial development proposals for vacant property in the village’s southwest corner. The village is looking to develop just under 29 acres (17 parcels) of the 36 acres it owns in the former tax increment financing district (TIF) near Meijer. 
 

Flossmoor receives financial reporting award for 41 straight years

The Village of Flossmoor has received an award for excellence in financial reporting for the 41st year in a row. Flossmoor Finance Director Scott Bordui presented a plaque to the mayor and village board on behalf of the Government Finance Officers Association during an Aug. 5 meeting.

Flossmoor continues search for new police chief

Flossmoor is seeking applications for a new police chief by Aug. 5.
 
The village is looking statewide for candidates and has hired the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to assist with the search process.
 
The police chief in Flossmoor is appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the village board, and he or she reports directly to the village manager. 
 

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