Proposed Mexican restaurant asks Homewood trustees for parking variance

A new restaurant offering Mexican cuisine could open at 17536 Dixie Highway, but the project will require a parking variance before it can open. At their Tuesday meeting, Homewood trustees will consider the variance request from Laura Carbajal de Garcia, owner of Don Goyo Fine Mexican Cuisine.

 

Homewood library staff contract approved after nearly three years

After nearly three years, employees at the Homewood Public Library are now working under a contract. The library’s board voted unanimously to ratify the agreement at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21. 
 

Ready for the Gem

Cyclists who made the journey July 13 along the Hidden Gem Half Marathon route noted some streets were crumbly. 

Flossmoor Public Works tackled the problem, and by Friday, Aug. 16, finished patching work on the race route in preparation for the Sept. 7 event. 

Public Works Director John Brunke said the patching work would continue on other streets, but the race route had gotten priority.

H-F band has three leaders for 2019-20 season

Two drum majors and a field commander are sharing leadership for the 200-member Homewood-Flossmoor High School band this year.

Seniors Alex Contreras of Chicago Heights and Jazz Jabulani of Glenwood are drum majors and junior Kirkland Benson is a field commander.

Flossmoor Fest returns for day of music, entertainment

With Flossmoor Fest only a few weeks away, residents can look forward to a full day of music, games and entertainment on Sept. 7.

The fest has been a tradition for 20 years; the first took place in 1999, and it has continued almost every year since.

District 233 prepares $56.3 million budget for H-F High

District 233 school board members are reviewing a proposed $56.35 million budget. The board will act on the budget at its Sept. 17 meeting.
 
The budget, for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, shows a 5.48 percent drop from the $59.44 million budget of 2019. 
 

50th anniversary celebration for Respond Now set for Sept. 19

A party to mark 50 years of work by Respond Now, a helping agency in the South Suburbs, is planned for Thursday, Sept. 19, at Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave. The party goes from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature music, food and a specialty beer created just for this event.
 

Discounted Six Flags tickets available

South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association is making discounted tickets for Six Flags Great America amusement park available for Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.
 

Matt Lulich retires after 29 years as park board attorney

Matthew Lulich bid goodbye to Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Tuesday after serving as the board’s attorney for nearly 29 years. He was in partnership with former Flossmoor resident Ken Goff. 
 

Flossmoor seeking proposals for commercial development

Flossmoor officials have extended the deadline to submit commercial development proposals for vacant property in the village’s southwest corner. The village is looking to develop just under 29 acres (17 parcels) of the 36 acres it owns in the former tax increment financing district (TIF) near Meijer. 
 

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