Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The plans for a $4 million renovation project for the Flossmoor Metra station are now on hold, as Metra is being forced to send the project back out to bid, following the original bidder's inability to complete the project.
Following the announcement of a planned $4 million renovation project to the Flossmoor Metra station in July of last year, plans were derailed after the original bidder for the project couldn't follow through on their bid. After ZCORP Services, who was the low bidder for the project, was unable to hold their end of the bargain, Metra is again planning to put the project out to bid. “Long story short, ZCORP was unable to meet its obligations to be awarded the bid,” said Michael Gillis, spokesperson for Metra. “So, we're going to go out to bid again. That is the process we're in now.” Although the former low bidder couldn't complete the project, Gillis said that Metra still has plans to complete the renovations to the station and will put …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Little Colony vacated the space at 18360 Governors Highway and now the storefront needs a new business to call the space home. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
The Cherry Creek Plaza is home to several businesses that serve the Homewood-Flossmoor community, from Starbucks to Panera and several local shops as well. However, there's plenty of open space in the plaza, waiting for the right business to come along and call it home. One such location is the former home of The Little Colony, located at 18360 Governors Highway. The location was a children's and linens store, but now sits vacant and ready to lease. The space features a glass-fronted store and plenty of room for new signage, along with ample parking. A sign on the door says the space can be used for retail, medical or office use, and Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Could a small retail store make the space work, or would an …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Starting on May 15, both Homewood and Flossmoor residents will not be allowed to water their lawns for most of the day, until September 15.
Crimp your hose, Homewood-Flossmoor area residents, water restrictions are returning. Beginning on Wednesday, May 15, residents in both villages will need to begin following their respective village's water conservation rules. In Homewood, residents are not allowed to use sprinklers to water their lawns or shrubs, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 15 to September 15. However, watering systems such as low-volume drip, spray or bubble emitters, or hand-held hoses are allowed. Flossmoor residents must follow similar rules for the village's lawn sprinkling ban, which also goes into effect May 15. Residents must not water their lawns from noon to 6 p.m. Until September 15, as well. For more information about both village's watering …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in Flossmoor today.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Flossmoor today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is asking residents to fill out a flooding damage survey at the village hall or public works facility. The survey will be used to assess the amount of flood damage county-wide.
Following the heavy rains and flooding earlier this week, the village of Flossmoor and Cook County are asking residents to report any flooding damage or losses in a survey available at the village hall or Flossmoor Public Works building. The survey does not guarantee any money for Flossmoor, or its residents, it is simply an inquiry from the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management to assess if the $18 million threshold was met countywide. Residents are encouraged to fill out the survey at either the Flossmoor Village Hall or Flossmoor Public Works Building by the end of the business day Friday, April 26. For more information about the survey, contact the Flossmoor Village Hall at (708) 798-2300. It's easy to keep…
Monday, April 22, 2013
The more than 11,000-square-foot office building at 19831 Governors Highway is listed for sale at $480,000. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
Bustling Governors Highway in Flossmoor is a business owner's dream. A large surrounding area with a built-in consumer base, high traffic flow from I-57 and several schools in the area, any business could succeed in Flossmoor. One business location currently for sale in the Flossmoor area is located at 19831 Governors Highway. The location, currently listed at $480,000, is more than 11,000 square feet and is listed as an office building. The building is zoned B-2, a community business zoning, and could be the prefect location for bank, lawyer's office or some other type of business. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Let us know in the comments below. 'Like' Homewood-Flossmoor Patch on Facebook.
Monday, April 15, 2013
What type of restaurant should go in the vacant space at 730 Ridge Road?
The Homewood-Flossmoor area is a hub of restaurants, businesses and commerce—but there are still some spots that are empty, like the vacant restaurant space at 730 Ridge Road. The location, which is currently for sale for $185,000, features a fully equipped bar and restaurant set-up, along with ample customer parking. Sitting on a 15,000-square-foot lot, the building itself is 3,010 square feet and is currently bank-owned. Patch wants to know: What Should Go here? Should a mom and pop local restaurant fill the space or would a major chain be better? Let us know in the comments below.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Find out what's falling out of Redbox kiosks in the area most frequently this week, March 30- April 6.
Thinking of staying in tonight? Maybe renting a movie? Homewood-Flossmoor Patch is showing off the top Redbox DVD rentals in town this week! These popular flicks might be hard to find. Here are the films that topped the list in the week of March 30-April 6.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Energy Impact Illinois is offering up to $1,750 in home improvement rebates to Flossmoor residents. The rebate can cover improvements to drafty windows, installing insulation or other energy efficiency home improvements.
Flossmoor residents looking to increase the comfort in their homes with energy efficient improvements could earn up to $1,750 in rebates, thanks to Energy Impact Illinois. The rebate would provide homeowners with improvements to drafty windows, installing insulation and other similar home improvements. To assist in figuring out what homeowners can do to improve their home's efficiency, Energy Impact Illinois is offing to set customers up with a certified contractor to determine what improvements can be made. There is a customer co-pay of $99 for this service. For more information about Energy Impact Illinois, homeowners can visit www.EnergyImpactIllinois.org or call (708) 408-7155.
Friday, February 1, 2013
A rental disagreement is responsible for the recent decision, although details are peculiarly vague.
After a back-and-fourth series of events, Sweet Annie’s Bakery will not be staying in Flossmoor after all. A rental disagreement between owner Anne Aboushoush and landlord Dean Armstrong is apparently to blame, but there are not many details beyond that. “We’re sorry we couldn’t work things out. We’re sorry to see her leave,” Armstrong said. “I wish she’d stay.” The only official comment Sweet Annie’s is making is in the form of a written statement given to employees to read to anyone who asks about the situation. It reads: Due to a misunderstanding regarding how long we are able to remain in the Flossmoor location, we will be moving to Homewood, not expanding as previously planned. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause you. …