A Day On: Flossmoor prepares for Day of Service in honor of Dr. King

On Jan. 21, while students and workers across the nation celebrate a day off, The Village of Flossmoor has committed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to service, not rest. 
 

Bruni may be write-in challenger after being removed from Flossmoor ballot

David Bruni’s name will not appear on the ballot for the April 2 Flossmoor Village Board election, but he is contemplating a write-in campaign.
 
Bruni said after the Flossmoor Election Board’s decision Friday he would take several days to decide his next steps for one of the three four-year terms up for election.

Retirement full of possibilities for CN spokesman Jim Kvedaras

Jim Kvedaras, 58, retired in November as executive director of public affairs and government affairs at Canadian National Railway in Homewood. He'd been working for railroads for 37 years. 

Cook County offers two tax exemptions for seniors

Applications for Cook County’s Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption on property taxes for 2018 are due Feb. 6.
 

The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet sent to eligible seniors. The booklet also contains the separate, income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application.
 

District 153 taxpayers helping to meet expenses through high tax payments

Homewood School District 153's tax collection rate is near perfect, according to the district's auditors. 
 
Taxpayers paid their property taxes at a rate of 98 percent in 2015 and 2016, according to Tim Fagan of Legacy Professionals, who presented the district’s latest audit report at its Jan. 7 meeting.
 

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. 

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