Village of Flossmoor

Downtown dogs on display as SSHS fundraiser moves to Flossmoor

They are noble, alert and very colorful. One is wearing spectacles. Four have hats — specifically, a firefighter’s helmet, graduation cap, chef’s toque and newspaper reporter’s chapeau. Dogs on Parade has returned to the H-F area for another summer, with 17 life-sized pups standing watch in downtown Flossmoor.

Rerouting of traffic patterns in downtown Flossmoor under way

Work has started on traffic improvements designed to make downtown Flossmoor safer for pedestrians and motorists. Concrete work was completed last week at the Sterling Avenue traffic island, Flossmoor Public Works Director John Brunke said Monday. Pedestrian ramps that comply with the Americans for Disability Act were also installed across the street from the island.

Less water lost as Flossmoor projects show positive results

Flossmoor has made significant progress in its continuing battle against water loss resulting from leaky infrastructure and inefficient metering. According to village officials, the level of water bought by Flossmoor that is actually delivered to homes and — the so-called billed-to-purchase ratio — climbed to 77 percent last year, up from the previous figure of 59 percent.

New members appointed to Flossmoor Green Commission, zoning board

The Flossmoor Village Board unanimously approved appointments to two community groups — the Green Commission and the Zoning Board — at its meeting on July 2.

Fourth of July festivities promise a day of family fun

Fourth of July celebrations in Homewood and Flossmoor are steeped in tradition, and this year’s festivities are designed to follow the popular script: a 5K race, two parades and a family festival.

Village board approves ordinance banning sweepstakes machines in Flossmoor

Some people know them as promotional kiosks. Others refer to them as sweepstakes machines. Whatever their name, they are now illegal in Flossmoor.

Flossmoor targets building violations with new rules for nuisance properties

Broken windows. Overgrown weeds. Peeling paint. Collapsing gutters.
 
All communities face the challenge of property maintenance, especially when some residents allow their homes to fall into disrepair. Deteriorating homes, both inside and out, are aggravating to neighbors and raise the likelihood of fire, injury, disease and health problems.
 

November referendum vote planned on Flossmoor’s pickup truck restrictions

One of Flossmoor’s newest residents Monday brought an old question to officials at the village board meeting.

Why does Flossmoor prohibit parking personal use pickup trucks in residential areas?

“What was the problem?” Mark Penacho asked board members.

Pickup truck discussion returns to Flossmoor board Monday

Flossmoor’s long-standing prohibition on pickup truck parking in residential neighborhoods will be back on the agenda at Monday’s board village board meeting.
 
According to a media advisory released Friday, the village board “will discuss the consideration of a revision to the Village of Flossmoor Zoning Ordinance which regulates the parking of pickup trucks in residential areas.”
 

New full-service dental center would be first in South Suburbs

Final site plans for a new comprehensive dental care center slated for development in Flossmoor gained village board approval this month. The Center for Dental Excellence (CDE) will construct a 4,000-square-foot addition to expand its existing practice at 19615 Governors Highway. 

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