Village of Flossmoor

Savings in village funds point to upbeat budget picture in Flossmoor

March 14, 2020 - 21:36
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Flossmoor kicked off its annual budget process with a note of optimism following a year that brought mostly positive news about the village’s fiscal well-being.

That good news, however, was tempered by nagging concerns about the best way to make municipal ends meet when revenues are stagnant and the community’s overall equalized assessed valuation (EAV) still has not fully recovered from the 2008 recession.

Flossmoor hires company to track vacancies, foreclosures

September 12, 2019 - 08:16
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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

September 07, 2019 - 20:59
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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

August 25, 2019 - 14:58
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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.

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