Meeting focuses on Flossmoor downtown traffic concerns

Flossmoor officials and residents met downtown Friday to discuss safety concerns regarding traffic around the island on Sterling Avenue.

Homewood trustees welcome three new employees

Homewood trustees welcomed three new full-time employees to the village at the board meeting Tuesday. In other business, the board approved a new sexual harassment policy, new stop signs at a residential intersection and a special use permit for a child care center. 

'Vagina Monologues' performance benefits SSFS

South Suburban Family Shelter will mark the 20th anniversary of VDAY, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, by presenting the Obie-award winning play “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
 

H-F High announces IB student honorees

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has announced graduates from the Class of 2017 who have received International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas and certificates from the IB Diploma Programme.  
 
Melinda Berman, Henry Heligas and Juno Suzuki were awarded IB diplomas. 
 
Zoe Branch, Courtney Commodore, Kendra Fourte, Blessing Ibe and Zakiya Walker earned IB certificates.
 

Fire causes damage to garbage truck in Flossmoor

A garbage truck caught fire this week during a pickup run through Flossmoor.

No injuries were reported during the Jan. 9 fire, which extensively damaged the Homewood Disposal truck, Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm said.

The fire, in the 1000 block of Evans Road, was reported at 7:34 a.m. Fire crews arrived minutes later and were finished at the scene by 8:14 a.m.

H-F administrators say Illinois Report Card numbers can be misleading

The statistics from a standardized test administered once a year don't provide a full picture of the successes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students, according to information presented by Principal Jerry Lee Anderson and Assessments Department Chair David Kush.

H-F home values rebounding from recession, county assessment shows

Property assessments, calculated every three years for tax purposes, are on the rise in the Homewood-Flossmoor area. For some residents, higher property assessments may be a reason to grumble. After all, an increased assessment might point toward higher property taxes. But government officials, on both the county and local level, say otherwise. For them, higher property assessments reflect higher market prices for homes and are a positive sign that the local economy is improving.

Specialized New Star Apartments set to welcome new residents

After more than a year of planning and coordination, a new six-unit apartment building to accommodate adults with disabilities will see its first move-ins within weeks.

Frigid weather breaks water mains, threatens emergency operations

  Crews work on a broken water main Saturday, Jan. 6, 
  on Dixie Highway in Homewood.
(Photo by Eric 
  Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Local Jewish, Muslim congregations begin collaboration

For many, the assumption is Jews and Muslims don’t get along. Members of two local congregations, however, are defying that stereotype in the interest of social service. In 2016, the life paths of three men of Jewish and Muslim faiths came together, and they have formed a partnership based on service.

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