Crosswalks will be removed from traffic island in downtown Flossmoor

Traffic patterns for cars and trucks in downtown Flossmoor will not change following approval of a plan designed to make crossing Sterling Avenue a safer experience.
 
However, pedestrians will be asked to alter their trek across Sterling at the traffic island just west of the Metra station.
 

H-F finance committee meeting Friday on arts addition

The fine arts expansion project is on the agenda for the finance committee of District 233 at 7 a.m. on Friday, May 25. The meeting will be in the superintendent’s conference room at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

H-F purchasing Chromebooks, updating computer network

The Technology Department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be purchasing 700 Chromebooks for student use and updating the school’s computer network using a $510,000 expenditure approved by the District 233 school board May 15.
 
Technology Department Director Gary Posing said the district has about 3,000 Chromebook laptop computers and is able to serve every student at H-F. The addition of 700 new machines will allow the district to rotate out its older stock.

Homewood Farmers Market launches summer season on May 26

The Village of Homewood will begin its summer-long celebration of local farm bounty on Saturday with the launch of a new Farmers' Market season.

Remodeling at Churchill School first step on space needs

The Homewood District 153 school board agreed to plan for long-term needs in its three schools and gave the green light to a short-term remodeling job at Churchill School in the interim.
 
Classrooms surround an open space in Wing 3 of the Churchill building and accelerated math programs are now being conducted in that open space, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.
 

Triumph building purchase on board agenda Tuesday

Homewood officials have reached an agreement to purchase a vacant building that has for some time been featured in its plans for downtown redevelopment.

Trustees on Tuesday will have an opportunity to approve a contract on the building at 2033-2045 Ridge Road and 18042-18044 Martin Avenue, commonly referred to as the Triumph Building.

NASA probe launching this summer is named for former H-F resident

NASA has named the first mission to fly a spacecraft directly into the sun’s atmosphere in honor of Prof. Eugene Parker, a pioneering physicist at the University of Chicago, and former resident of Homewood and Flossmoor.

H-F High uses arts to recognize outstanding astrophysicist’s achievements

How do you honor a neighbor who is a renowned scientist credited with discovering theories on solar wind? Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s fine arts program took on the task Saturday, May 12, in a spectacular presentation of visual, sound and fine art by more than 500 students to pay tribute to astrophysicist Dr. Eugene Parker.

District 153 adopts new science curriculum programs

The District 153 school board agreed to update its science curriculum for all grades using two programs that teachers have piloted this school year.
 
The board voted Monday, May 14, to spend $98,770 for contracts with four companies for Mystery Science curriculum and support materials kindergarten through fifth grade, and Stem Scopes for sixth, seventh and eighth grades and the purchase of technology devices for the upper grades. 
 

Park board adopts $13.25 million budget for 2018-19

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners adopted the 2018-19 budget at its meeting Tuesday, May 15.
 
The district shows revenue at $13,251,638 marking an increase of $214,029 or 1.6 percent over the previous year. In the corporate fund, the district’s main operating fund, property tax revenues make up nearly 96 percent of total revenues, according to the park district’s budget statement. 
 

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