Saturday marks Flossmoor Brewfest’s return to downtown area

Beers and ales, ciders and even mead will be plentiful when Flossmoor’s Brewfest returns on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will be able to sample tasty products from more than two dozen brewing companies from around the Chicago area, and the rest of the nation.
 

East Hazel Crest approves Wind Creek casino proposal

The East Hazel Crest Board of Trustees approved two measures at its Wednesday night meeting in support of the proposed casino at Halsted Street and Interstate 80/294. 

Flossmoor businesses deal with downtown flooding aftermath

A record-setting rain Sept. 27 brought waves of destruction through Flossmoor, overwhelming the village’s sewage and stormwater system, flooding residents’ basements and stranding vehicles on waterlogged streets. The cluster of small businesses in the village’s downtown was no exception.
 

Flossmoor has best housing market in four-county suburban area

Flossmoor has long been known as being a “hidden gem,” but it is no longer such a secret. People are taking notice, which was confirmed by a recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business titled, “The Suburb With the Strongest Housing Market So Far This Year.”
 
 

New joint program helping H-F students earn a college degree in three years

The Homewood-Flossmoor School District 233 Board of Education has approved a three-way agreement that will give Homewood-Flossmoor High students the opportunity to earn a college business degree in three years.

Local Girl Scouts raise money to help Bahamians affected by hurricane

Morgan Wren Lawrence, 10, had just returned from a family vacation in the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian slammed the islands. She felt she had to do something to help the wonderful people she'd met on her trip, so she enlisted the help of her Girl Scout troop at got to work.

Flossmoor residents bring flooding complaints to village board

Plenty of Flossmoor homeowners and business owners found themselves cleaning up after a record-setting rain brought water and even sewage into their homes on Sept. 27. But a flood of complaints at Monday’s village board meeting might bring relief sooner than later if residents agree to foot the multimillion-dollar cost of repairs.
 

Residents divided as Homewood takes another step toward casino

A room of about 100 Homewood residents in the Irwin
Community Center was divided Monday as the village
board held a hearing and voted to move closer
toward a new casino that would straddle the
village border with East Hazel Crest.

 

Walkathon Oct. 19 supports H-F scholarships in memory of 2015 graduate

A special walkathon is planned for Saturday, Oct. 19, that will keep the memory of a Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate alive as it benefits current students in their college endeavors. The Alisia Dieudonne Foundation is sponsoring the walk at Bicentennial Park, 3401 203rd Street in Olympia Fields.
 

Jazz legend Orbert Davis at PSC gala Oct. 19

The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation will present its first Reach for the Stars Award to jazz legend Orbert Davis when it hosts the annual Foundation Gala at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Davis is an Emmy Award-winning trumpeter, educator, conductor and artistic director for the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. He is being recognized as an individual who went above and beyond in his support of PSC students. 

 

 

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