Flossmoor PD adopts ‘10 Shared Principles’ focused on trust between police, people of color

The Flossmoor Police Department has adopted a list of values designed to build trust between law enforcement and communities of color called the 10 Shared Principles of Policing. The principles were created by the NAACP Illinois State Conference and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

Activities for all on tap at 4th annual Walk Walton Oct. 20

Take a walk in the woods, get a dose of science and enjoy food and beverages at the Homewood Science Center’s fourth annual Walk Walton event Sunday, Oct. 20. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Izaak Walton Preserve at 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood will be welcoming all to learn about science through fun activities.
 

Contract for water project design on Homewood trustees agenda

The plan to switch from Harvey to Chicago Heights as the source of water for Homewood could take another step forward Tuesday.

At the regular board meeting, trustees will consider an agreement with Burns & McDonnell for phase one of the project, the engineering design.

The $813,000 contract will require a budget amendment to allocate money from the water and sewer fund. 

Scenes from the 2019 HAC 0.3K race

The rain stopped long enough Saturday afternoon to complete the Homewood Arts Council's second annual 0.3K run, including a pre-race beer, a mid-race doughnut and post-race refreshments. All in a two-block course. 

More information to follow.

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle.

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.

H-F community chosen to pilot plant-based nutrition course

People interested in learning about plant-based nutrition have a new opportunity to expand their knowledge in coming weeks. Prompted by requests from the local vegan/vegetarian group Vegging Out, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will a five-week online course provided by PlantPure, an organization that promotes plant-based diet.

District 233 member says board needs to reorganize to improve communications

At its recent meeting, District 233 school board heard a proposal from board member Annette Bannon to change the operating structure of the school board by removing committees. Right now, the board's business flows through three committees that examine issues of Planning, Finance and Personnel. The work of each three-member committee is subsequently reported to the full seven-member board, but Bannon said the committees' minutes don’t provide her with enough context. 

D233 board rejects recording meetings, citing expense and legalities

After more than two years of research and debate, the H-F High School District 233 board voted down a proposal to videotape the board’s meetings. The roll call at the Tuesday, Sept. 17, meeting was four "no" votes from board president Steve Anderson and members Gerald Pauling, Debbie Berman and Nate Legardy, with two "yes" votes from members Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca.
 

Cancer Support Center adds kids fun run to Walk of Hope

Volunteers for the Cancer Support Center will be walking through Homewood for the organization’s annual Walk of Hope on Sunday, Oct. 6. Walkers will help the Cancer Support Center meet its $90,000 goal to help fund free programs for those living with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. 
 
 

H-F park board approves new equipment for club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Center will be getting five pieces of new equipment. At its board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, the board agreed to replace two of its oldest elliptical machines and an old recumbent exerciser.
 

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