Flossmoor baseball, softball seasons start April 25

UPDATE: The Flossmoor Baseball and Softball opening day parade has been postponed to May 2 because of the high probability of rain Saturday morning, according to an announcement on the organization's website.

Kicking the plastic bag habit on the way to a zero waste community

Flossmoor Green Committee, local students team up to educate the community about the environmental pitfalls of plastic bags. The effort is part of the committee's goal to help Flossmoor become a zero-waste community. 

Prairie State stage to host area's stellar young musicians

Back by popular demand, the Rising Star Showcase spotlights six gifted student musicians in concert at 4:30 p.m., April 12, at the Prairie State College Auditorium.  

Presented by Friends of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, this fifth Rising Star Showcase presents “performance-ready” young artists from throughout the region, each recommended for this event by his or her music instructor, said Flossmoor resident Dory Machtinger, Friends of the IPO president.

New English texts will help District 153 teachers meet Common Core standards

Homewood School District 153 is investing $260,000 in new language arts curriculum materials that will align with Common Core standards.

9.1 percent water rate hike expected in Flossmoor

With the average water consumption for each house in Flossmoor at about 27,000 gallons every three months, a proposed water rate could increase the average homeowner’s water bill by $28.62 per quarter, or about $10 a month.

H-F Student Michael Gislason selected to All-State Scholastic Bowl team

Scholastic Bowl coaches from around Illinois voted Homewood-Flossmoor High School junior Michael Gislason to the All-State competitors team.

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.


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