District 161 survey seeks input on new strategic plan

As Flossmoor School District 161 continues work on a five-year strategic plan, parents and other residents are being asked to weigh in on areas of concern in the local schools.

H-F District 233 incumbents handily win re-election

The voters in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 gave the incumbents their support on Tuesday.

Two newcomers win in District 161, Flossmoor village incumbents re-elected

With only 148 votes separating the first and fourth place finishers, the race for the Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education was the tightest contest on Election Day 2015. Three of six candidates — one incumbent and two newcomers — prevailed in Tuesday’s school board election.

H-F school board approves tenure for 13 teachers

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Board granted tenure to 13 teachers starting with the 2015-16 school year.

Election results

Updated at 10:47 p.m. with all precincts reporting for local village, school, library and park board races. 

Homewood Public Library hosts veterans benefits fair Saturday

After serving in the military, veterans and their families are entitled to various benefits. The Homewood Public Library is hosting a veterans benefits fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, with organizations that can provide information on veterans’ opportunities and benefits.

District 161 teacher is finalist for Golden Apple award

Janet Burke, a third grade teacher at Serena Hills School, will be honored Saturday as a finalist for the 2015 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Burke is one of 30 Golden Apple finalists from throughout the Chicago area. 


Polls are open today until 7 p.m.

Anyone who isn't sure where to vote or who's on the ballot can find out at the Cook County Clerk's website.

Meijer construction to start this month: Flossmoor officials

Construction of Flossmoor’s long-awaited Meijer superstore will begin by the end of April, village officials said Monday. Mayor Paul Braun said plans for a groundbreaking ceremony are being formalized as work on the 192,000-square-foot Meijer store is set to begin.


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