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Flossmoor

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Flossmore Village Police and FireLocated in Cook County, just 24 miles south of the Chicago Loop, the town of Flossmoor owes much of its existence to the Illinois Central Railroad. The railroad purchased nearly 160 acres of land in Flossmoor back in 1893. The land was to be stripped and the soil used in the World Columbian Exposition. However, the soil was unusable as filler and the railroad was set to sell the property. But when a group of investors began looking to build a south suburban gold course in the area, they asked the railroad to extend its line further to accommodate the location of the new course, The Homewood Country Club.

The railroad agreed and soon after came other similar country clubs like Olympia Fields sprouting up throughout the south Chicago suburbs.  The community got its name from a contest Illinois Central held to name the town. The village of Flossmoor was incorporated in 1924 with a population of 265.

The Village of Flossmoor is well known for the quality and architectural variety of its housing. It’s also known for its close proximity to the many country clubs in the south suburbs. It was named the second safest suburb in the Southland of Cook County, ranking just beneath the Village of Olympia Fields nearby.

The 2010 Census reports that Flossmoor is comprised of 3.66 square miles of land. The village has a station on the Metra Electric Main Line, offering access to the Chicago Loop and the University of Chicago as well.

Flossmoor teens typically attend Homewood-Flossmoor High School (School District #233), a three-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence.

Flossmor Metra Electric Main Line StationGrade school children in Flossmoor typically attend Infant Jesus of Prague School, a private Roman Catholic elementary school. That school is a two-time winner of the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon prize.

Early on in the 20th Century, Flossmoor first became known as a cultural and recreational haven of elite country clubs and golf courses. The 1920 GPA Championship and the Western Open golf tournaments of 1906 and 1912 were played there and the village’s cache value has only risen since that time.

Today, with a population of more than 9,000 at the turn of the most recent century, some of its most notable citizens have included Xavier Fulton, tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

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