Flossmoor Village Board race unsettled as write-in votes counted

The race for Flossmoor trustee might not be settled for nearly three more weeks. Unofficial results reveal first-time candidate Gyata Kimmons pulled in at least 10 percent more votes than his challengers on the ballot, with 1,464 votes. However, the official election results, including vote counts for write-in candidates David Bruni and Michelle Nelson, have not been announced.
 

Graciousness wins in D233 race as two first-time candidates remain nearly tied

Nathan Legardy

Despite a hard-fought 10-candidate District 233 race, winners and apparent losers were gracious in post-election comments Tuesday night and Wednesday. Jonathan Cook has conceded that Nathan Legardy is the likely winner of the fourth of four spots on the Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 election on Tuesday, but Legardy is being cautious about declaring victory.

Activists plan to continue fight against proposed power plant

Activists plan to keep up the fight against a proposed power plant in the South Suburbs despite the company withdrawing its zoning application to set up a facility in Glenwood.
 

Friday deadline to apply for Homewood library director position

Candidates have until Friday, April 5, to apply for the job as director of Homewood Public Library. A new executive director is expected to be named May 9.
 

Voters choose two incumbents, two newcomers in H-F board contest

Gerald Pauling emerged as the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s highly contested board of education race in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233. Incumbent Debbie Berman was re-elected to the board and newcomer Pamela Jackson collected the third most votes. Nathan Legardy won the fourth spot, according to the initial vote tally. With results of all precincts posted, he was ahead of Jonathan Cook by four votes.

Two H-F students win honors at state’s mock trial contest

Two Homewood-Flossmoor High School students won top honors as part of the Illinois State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Competition in March.

Marian Catholic students stage 'Anything Goes' April 12, 13, 14

Alex Bertucci and Elijah Long of Homewood and Fiona Keating of Flossmoor will be on stage when Marian Catholic High School presents the musical “Anything Goes.” Performances of this Cole Porter classic will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and Saturday April 13, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in the Monsignor Croarkin Auditoriun at Marian, 700 Ashland Ave. in Chicago Heights.
 

Local Freedom Trail hike set for Saturday

Discover local Underground Railroad sites during a spring Freedom Trail hike in the Little Calumet River area on Saturday, April 6.
 
The two-hour tour will be led by Larry McClellan, retired Governors State University professor, and Tom Shepherd of the Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project.  

Surplus in early budget discussions for Homewood

Homewood Director of Finance Dennis Bubenik presented a draft budget that starts with a surplus of more than $500,000.

Bubenik outlined the budgeted expenses for trustees at the village board meeting on March 26. 
 

H-F cafeteria workers win salary increase

Food service workers at Homewood-Flossmoor High School ratified a new contract with their employer, Chartwells, in March.
 
According to Nick Desideri of Service Employee International Union Local 1, the 25 union members working at H-F overwhelming approved the contract.
 
He did not provide specific dollar amounts, but did say the three-year union contract guarantees a wage increase, health care protections and better benefits.

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