Village of Flossmoor pledges to preserve the monarch butterfly; Green Commission makes educational video

May 15, 2021 - 21:13

The Flossmoor Green Commission is working to help reinvigorate the Monarch butterfly population in Illinois with preparations for milkweed gardens, and an informational video for the public showing the stages of a butterfly that was prepared by a Homewood-Flossmoor High School student.

In February, at the suggestion of the Green Commission, former Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun joined with more than 100 mayors nationwide who signed the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge to stimulate the monarch butterfly population in Illinois.

District 153 delivers special send-off for retiring superintendent

May 15, 2021 - 14:14

District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell got a heartfelt send-off from staff and friends at a reception in his honor on May 10. Mitchell is retiring in June after 27 years with the district, 18 of those as superintendent. Among the gifts he received was the school board's dedication of the administrative offices in his name, and the Homewood Education Association planting a tree on campus in his honor.


Vaccine incentive: Six Flag offers 50,000 free tickets to two parks to newly vaccinated residents (free content)

May 14, 2021 - 23:53

Following this week's expansion of vaccine eligibility to 12- to 15-year-olds, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that Six Flags Great America will offer 50,000 free tickets to their parks in Gurnee and Rockford to newly vaccinated Illinois residents.

The value of the donated tickets is $4 million.


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