Park district may lose $400K in Dolphin Lake funds

At Dolphin Lake, work is continuing on a $3.25 million park renovation project but a $400,000 state grant that’s integral to the project has been suspended in a cost-cutting move by Governor Bruce Rauner.

Former Flossmoor mayor endorses Popravak for Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education

Former Flossmoor Mayor Roger Molski has endorsed Don Popravak for Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education, according to a news release posted March 18 from the Popravak campaign.

H-F High School teachers endorse board incumbents.

The teachers union at Homewood-Flossmoor High School has endorsed four Board of Education incumbents who are seeking another term in the April 7 election.

Winter nips at spring's heel

Winter has one more trick up its sleeve. The National Weather Service is predict snow late tonight and a wintry mix Monday, with total accumulation of up to 3 inches expected. (Updated at 1 a.m. Monday)

Homewood man among 4 convicted in loan fraud scheme

A Homewood man, Brian K. Hughes, 41, was convicted Friday of four counts of bank fraud, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.

Hughes is the president of Hughes Corporate Consulting.  He was convicted by a jury Friday of four counts of bank fraud and one count of making false statements on a loan application.  Sentencing is set for June 2015.

Village adds 'no parking' signs as dispute between businesses continues

"No Public Parking" signs were placed by the Village of Homewood at the entrance to Eldridge and Eldridge Dental Group Friday after another case of vehicles being towed from a lot owned by the business.

Flossmoor fire causes extensive structural, property damage

Four members of a Flossmoor family lost their home Thursday when a fire swept through the residence, causing extensive damage.

Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm said the home, in the 2800 block of Kathleen Lane, will be “unoccupiable for a while.” The family – two parents and two children – are now living in temporary housing provided by their insurance company. The children attend school in Flossmoor, Damm said, adding that he talked to the homeowner on Friday morning.

Candidates forum shows sharply different views of H-F High School

Candidates running for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Board of Education Thursday presented widely opposing views of academics, finances and operations at what is arguably the centerpiece of the H-F community.

Braun asks Flossmoor village staff to examine possible budget cuts

As Flossmoor’s municipal budget process continues, Mayor Paul Braun has asked staff members to investigate how the village might trim its spending by 10 percent.

At Monday’s village board meeting, Braun directed Village Manager Bridget Wachtel to bring back a proposal on what a potential 10 percent reduction in the general fund – it could total about $900,000 – would look like.

County officer prevents man from apparent jump at Halsted tollway bridge

A Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer this week rescued a man who was apparently attempting to jump from the Halsted Street bridge above Interstate 80/294 on Homewood’s north end.

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