Police investigating ‘Pets on Parade’ vandalism in Homewood

Homewood police are investigating the possibly vandalization of several pet statues that were part of Homewood's Pets on Parade public art project, a benefit for the South Suburban Humane Society. 

Thieves target unlocked cars during vehicle burglary spree

Multiple burglaries to vehicles were reported to Flossmoor and Homewood police last weekend. 

According to a July 17 email alert from the Flossmoor Police Department, multiple residents awoke to find their vehicles had been entered and property stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into any vehicle; all appeared to have been left unlocked.

Donation of up to $200,000 for Serena Hills Smartlab announced

Serena Hills School alumnus Allan DiCastro has made another sizeable donation to the elementary school from which he graduated four decades ago.

DiCastro is donating up to $200,000 to fund a “Smartlab” at the school, one of five campuses in Flossmoor District 161. District officials announced the gift at the July 10 board of education meeting.

As school year nears, second assistant principal named at Parker

Flossmoor District 161’s board of education took another step toward bringing a stronger administrative team to Parker Junior High School when members approved the appointment of Rebecca Williams as a second assistant principal at the school.

Tech Take-Apart lets kids see what’s inside

What are the inner workings of a microwave oven? How about a cash register? A computer printer? Kids from age 5 through 15 got to experience first hand how simple machines work when the Homewood Public Library hosted Tech Take-Apart on July 6.

Schools will open on time despite state's education funding battle

Education officials in Homewood and Flossmoor pledged that schools will open on time, despite the state of Illinois’ school funding issues.

Legislators approved Senate Bill 1 (SB1) that would rewrite the funding formula for general state aid. Gov. Bruce Rauner threatens to veto the bill. Without approved legislation there is no mechanism in place to provide school districts with state dollars. 

Homewood resident awarded national scholarship for library degree

Darnetta Bolton's studies in library science recently got a big boost. She is one of 61 candidates for the master’s degree in library and information science in the nation to be awarded the Spectrum Scholarship. 

Flossmoor Business Association planning events for remainder of 2017

Having reached the mid-point of 2017, the Flossmoor Business Association (FBA) is gearing up with a full calendar of events through the end of the year.
 
Doyle Sims, FBA’s president and owner of Doyle Designed Salon and Education Center, is excited with the direction the association is taking.
 

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