District 153 hires McAlister as its next superintendent

The District 153 school board found its replacement for Superintendent Dale Mitchell within the district's ranks. Scott McAlister, who has been principal of James Hart School the past five school years, accepted the position as superintendent at the board meeting on Monday, April 9.

Discarded items can help kids learn at Tech Take Apart

It’s not junk — it’s a learning tool!
 
The Homewood Public Library is asking residents to donate used items with moveable parts for its second Tech Take Apart event on Thursday, April 26. The program allows kids ages 5 through 15 to experience first hand how simple machines work.

Homewood to hold public hearing on village budget

The Homewood board of trustees will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, to allow residents to comment on the village's 2018-19 budget.

Finance Director Dennis Bubenik will present information about the $39.5 million budget. Because the village is on a two-year budget cycle, the 2018-19 budget mostly involves fine-tuning the current plan, he said.

Travel Brokers of Homewood survives against the odds

Running a small business can be a little like riding a roller coaster. There are some exciting climbs and some heart stopping plunges. Just ask Bill Frank. In 30 years running his business, Travel Brokers in Homewood, he has seen his share of both.

Colorful displays present monetary facts in ‘Thinking Money’ exhibit

Kids are learning the basics of dollars and cents through a new exhibit at the Homewood Public Library that opened Saturday, April 7. Colorful panels, games, and iPad information kiosks are presenting information that distilled the world of economics into terms students ages 10 through 16 and their families can understand and apply to their daily lives.

Special events planned around ‘Thinking Money’ exhibit

The Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, has developed several special programs around the “Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition” exhibit now on display.

H-F High teachers awarded tenure

The District 233 school board awarded tenure to nine Homewood-Flossmoor High School teachers at its meeting Tuesday, April 3. Teachers are considered for tenure during their fourth year of full-time employment with the district. 

Longer parking hours approved for downtown Flossmoor

Four-hour parking is coming to downtown Flossmoor. Village board members have approved an increase in parking time for 52 spaces on Sterling Avenue and Central Drive. Currently, two hours of parking is allowed at those spaces.

H-F Park District commissioners applaud parks improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners offered their thanks for the outstanding work of staff who made improvements to parks, park programs and park facilities.
 
At its meeting Tuesday, April 3, commissioners reviewed achievements set out in the 2017-18 core values and goals. All were impressed with how the administration and staff carried out the goals.
 

As costs rise, Flossmoor OKs slight increase in water rate

Water rates in Flossmoor are going up again, although the latest increase is less than 1 percent.

Village board members Monday approved a 12-cent increase per 1,000 gallons of water, a step that is being taken to offset small rate hikes from Chicago and Harvey. The new costs translate into a 9-cent increase in the water rate and 3-cent jump in the sewer rate.

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