GSU/50: Students past and present share testimonials about Governors State

"The faculty at GSU has been really helpful in challenging me and giving me career advice and helping me with my major and outside programs. They suggest that I think about different internships and certifications. Right now I’m interning with the GSU Marketing & Communications Department."

Flossmoor Village Board to vote on new trustee appointment

The open seat on the Flossmoor Village Board left by former trustee Phil Minga’s resignation earlier this year could be filled as soon as Monday. Mayor Paul Braun said he will be ready to make his recommendation on a candidate for the position during Monday’s village board meeting.
 

GSU/50: Academics, arts make GSU great asset to Homewood-Flossmoor community

Elaine Maimon, president of Governors State University, invites Homewood and Flossmoor residents to campus to see the changes that have been happening. “We want to be seen as a great asset to Homewood-Flossmoor and all our surrounding communities,” she said. 

Homewood explores water options, will negotiate with Chicago Heights

The Homewood village board at its Tuesday meeting unanimously approved a motion to direct village staff to work toward a contract with Chicago Heights to source Lake Michigan water. Village Manager Jim Marino and Director of Public Works John Schaefer presented the board with four options to pursue water after Homewood’s contract with Harvey expires in 2022.
 

Vintage vinyl and furniture store comes to downtown Flossmoor

Record and furniture store The Conservatory Vintage and Vinyl is having its grand opening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Flossmoor. The Conservatory is the area’s only store that sells vintage furniture and records.

Local activist groups to host vigil Friday in support of immigrants

Three local activist groups are planning a vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Irwin Park, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood. Lights for Liberty is sponsored by Action for a Better Tomorrow South Suburbs, Indivisible South Suburbs Chapter and Dems on the Move. 
 

‘State of Hate’ is topic at July 17 community program in Flossmoor

Local governmental agencies in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are teaming up with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to present “The State of Hate,” an informational program in Flossmoor on July 17.

Homewood approves 3-cents per gallon gas tax

A 3-cents per gallon tax on gasoline from Homewood pumps was approved by the village board at its July 9 meeting. The state’s motor fuel tax also increased by 19 cents per gallon July 1. It’s the first increase since 1990. 
 

GSU/50: Governors State University grows from a great experiment to a 4-year university

The past 50 years of experimentation and growth has led GSU to become a comprehensive university in the South Suburbs. Its outstanding faculty has taught more than 45,000 graduates who have taken their degrees into the work world.

 

Science Center hosts moon landing celebration July 17

The Homewood Science Center will have you looking at the moon — and doing a few other fun things — at its Wednesday, July 17, “Footsteps on the Moon” program. Stop by the science center at 18022 Dixie Highway between 5 and 9 p.m. to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 astronauts. The event is free, but registrations are being accepted at https://forms.gle/hk9aQafo1Tmr8GcD6.
 

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