Flossmoor Village Board approves plans for Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin Robbins

Plans for a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins at 3608 Vollmer Road can move forward after the Flossmoor Village Board gave unanimous approval Jan. 7.

The 2,500-square-foot restaurant with drive-thru is planned for construction at the intersection of Vollmer Road and Central Park Avenue, across the street from the Park Place cul-de-sac. 

District 153’s superintendent becomes ‘Undercover Boss’ to mingle with staff

It was a full day for District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell, who conducted another of his “Undercover Boss” days recently. Though he’s not actually hiding from district workers, he is visiting with employees to learn what it takes to do their jobs.


Cancer Support Center hosts Texas Hold’em fundraiser Feb. 2

The Cancer Support Center Community Board is hosting its 15th annual Texas Hold ’em Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Balagio Ristorante, 17501 Dixie Highway in Homewood. Organizers are looking for 80 to 100 card players to support the event. As in years past, the final table winners will receive more than $5,000 in cash and prizes. 

Applications available for Flossmoor library seat after member resigns

The election April 2 will have two candidates running for seats on the Flossmoor Library Board, but another position became available after member Nancy Disabato resigned this week.
Disabato is moving from the area, and there are two years remaining on her term ending in April 2021. 

Humane society supporters take the plunge to support adoption center project

The first Mayor's Arctic Dip on Saturday, Jan. 12, used the anniversary of a near-tragedy to have some fun and help prevent tragedies in the future.

A little more than a year has passed since Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld risked his life to rescue one of his dogs, Annie, who was unable to climb out of the frigid water of a lake at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the village, local businesses and the South Suburban Humane Society partnered in the first Mayor's Arctic Dip, a fundraiser that will help rescue many more animals. 

Tuesday seminar focuses on easy steps to keep neighborhoods safe

Crime prevention may sound complicated, and it’s a topic that many of us would rather not think about.

But we can all follow simple steps to prevent becoming crime victims and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start taking them.

Challenged candidate says county found he has enough valid petition signatures

Flossmoor’s electoral board is expected to reach a decision on petition challenges to a village board candidate at a continued hearing this week.

David Bruni, the candidate facing a challenge, says Cook County determined last week that he has enough valid signatures on his petitions to qualify for the April 2 election.

Saturday's 'That's Amore' fundraiser helps get H-F singers to Italy

“That’s Amore!” will give guests a quick trip to Italy on Saturday, Jan. 19, when Homewood-Flossmoor High School students and their supporters serve up the food and music of Italy for the annual auction.

At local ceremony, Kelly shows ‘girl power’ to excited supporters

U.S. Rep. Robin L. Kelly of the 2nd Congressional District Monday was locally sworn in by Cook County Judge Anna Demacopoulos after being re-elected in November.

Interim director named at Homewood Public Library

Kathy Parker is serving as the interim director of the Homewood Public Library following the resignation of Amy Crump who left the director’s position in December.


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