Registration April 16 for H-F’s summer driver ed

On Tuesday, April 16, students living within the Homewood-Flossmoor High School district boundaries can register for summer driver’s education.
 
Registration will be held in the North Building cafeteria from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
 
Registration is open for students who have already completed the classroom requirement as well as for students who will be age 16 before Nov. 1, 2019, and need both classroom and behind-the-wheel sessions. 

H-F board moves associate principal to business manager’s job

Lawrence Cook will be the new business manager for District 233 starting July 1. The school board approved his three-year appointment Tuesday, April 2, on a 5-2 vote. Beth Larocca and Annette Bannon voted against the appointment. Cook’s starting salary will be $129,202.
 

H-F parks election sees Johnson re-elected, Ojode wins open seat

Two seats on the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners were open in the April 2019 election. Voters chose board president Steve Johnson to remain on the board, and also selected newcomer Linda Ojode. Ojode will fill the seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Christina Jackson, who did not run for reelection. Ojode beat out Brit Volini, who lost her second bid for a park district seat, by 2,308 votes to 2,083 votes.

 

Cell phone taken in Flossmoor robbery

An armed robbery was reported to Flossmoor police on Tuesday. Police said that a male victim reported that he was walking in the 1000 block of Leavitt Avenue when he was approached by a suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded his cell phone. After the victim surrendered his phone, the male suspect fled the area in a vehicle.
 

Flossmoor Village Board race unsettled as write-in votes counted

The race for Flossmoor trustee might not be settled for nearly three more weeks. Unofficial results reveal first-time candidate Gyata Kimmons pulled in at least 10 percent more votes than his challengers on the ballot, with 1,464 votes. However, the official election results, including vote counts for write-in candidates David Bruni and Michelle Nelson, have not been announced.
 

Graciousness wins in D233 race as two first-time candidates remain nearly tied

Nathan Legardy

Despite a hard-fought 10-candidate District 233 race, winners and apparent losers were gracious in post-election comments Tuesday night and Wednesday. Jonathan Cook has conceded that Nathan Legardy is the likely winner of the fourth of four spots on the Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 election on Tuesday, but Legardy is being cautious about declaring victory.

Activists plan to continue fight against proposed power plant

Activists plan to keep up the fight against a proposed power plant in the South Suburbs despite the company withdrawing its zoning application to set up a facility in Glenwood.
 

Friday deadline to apply for Homewood library director position

Candidates have until Friday, April 5, to apply for the job as director of Homewood Public Library. A new executive director is expected to be named May 9.
 

Voters choose two incumbents, two newcomers in H-F board contest

Gerald Pauling emerged as the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s highly contested board of education race in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233. Incumbent Debbie Berman was re-elected to the board and newcomer Pamela Jackson collected the third most votes. Nathan Legardy won the fourth spot, according to the initial vote tally. With results of all precincts posted, he was ahead of Jonathan Cook by four votes.

Two H-F students win honors at state’s mock trial contest

Two Homewood-Flossmoor High School students won top honors as part of the Illinois State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Competition in March.

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