Flossmoor targets building violations with new rules for nuisance properties

Broken windows. Overgrown weeds. Peeling paint. Collapsing gutters.
 
All communities face the challenge of property maintenance, especially when some residents allow their homes to fall into disrepair. Deteriorating homes, both inside and out, are aggravating to neighbors and raise the likelihood of fire, injury, disease and health problems.
 

November referendum vote planned on Flossmoor’s pickup truck restrictions

One of Flossmoor’s newest residents Monday brought an old question to officials at the village board meeting.

Why does Flossmoor prohibit parking personal use pickup trucks in residential areas?

“What was the problem?” Mark Penacho asked board members.

Boys track brings 2nd place trophy home to H-F High

It was an exciting season for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School boys track and field team that culminated in a second place finish in the 3A division at the IHSA track and field state championship meet May 26.
 

Wiley the border collie goes into retirement at Coyote Run

Coyote Run Golf Course is giving Wiley the border collie, its longtime mascot, a break after more than 13 years on the job. The official golf course dog responsibilities now fall to Beatrix, a six-month old rescue dog believed to be a Treeing Tennessee Brindle.

H-F staff awards four scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization (HFEO), the union representing teachers and instructional assistants at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has awarded four students with $500 scholarships. The winners were announced at the May honors convocation.
 
HFEO Service Awards were presented to Kori Barnes and Christian Scott, and the HFEO Future Teacher Award was given to Amanda Fieramosca. The students were selected through an application process.
 

H-F board committees reorganized

Steve Anderson, as president of the District 233 school board, has made several committee changes.
 
He notified board members May 31 of the new assignments. The changes, effective June 5, are having the biggest impact on Jody Scariano, the longest serving board member. She will no longer be the Finance Committee chairperson and she was removed from the Personnel Committee.

Art & Garden becomes Artisan Street Fair with new focus, features

  Families peruse vendors' booths during the 2017 
  Art & Garden Street Fair. The fair has been renamed 
  this year to Artisan Street Fair.
(Chronicle file photo)

Pickup truck discussion returns to Flossmoor board Monday

Flossmoor’s long-standing prohibition on pickup truck parking in residential neighborhoods will be back on the agenda at Monday’s board village board meeting.
 
According to a media advisory released Friday, the village board “will discuss the consideration of a revision to the Village of Flossmoor Zoning Ordinance which regulates the parking of pickup trucks in residential areas.”
 

Drivin’ the Dixie recognized and honored statewide

An event locals have known as something special for the past 17 years is being recognized throughout the state this year. As Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday, Drivin’ the Dixie has been named an official Illinois Bicentennial event. It’s also received four awards from the Illinois State Historical Society and an award of merit from the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Volunteer recognized for 26 years to the sport of tennis

Fely Ong of Homewood was honored for her 26 years of volunteer service to the tennis program at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club.

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