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Coping with COVID: Mary Cantway shows the way

April 05, 2021 - 21:58
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Mary Cantway, 106, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey on Monday, March 29. Shewas accompanied by her daughter and caregiver Linda Cantway-Cook and her husband Bobby Cook. Pharmacist Ayesha Khan administers the vaccine. (Provided photo)

Valuable lessons emerge from a senior year transformed by a pandemic

April 04, 2021 - 16:30
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Senior year is supposed to be the best year of high school, right? Well not for the class of 2021. This year I am a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and COVID-19 really screwed up my hopes for having the best senior year ever. 

The Chronicle welcomes new editor Randall Weissman

February 17, 2021 - 22:16
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When Tom Houlihan decided to retire from the Chronicle, Marilyn Thomas and I knew that would leave a big pair of shoes to fill. Tom brought a half century of journalism experience to the project of building a local newspaper for Homewood and Flossmoor.

As it happened, Tom’s last gift to the newspaper and the community was to recruit Randall Weissman to step into his editing position.

COVID-19 patient’s diary relates struggles and effects

January 06, 2021 - 00:00
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Editor's note: Carrie Steinweg is a writer for the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle who contracted COVID-19. This is a diary of her battle to recover. Carrie’s struggle with COVID will be the subject of the Chronicle’s first podcast in February.

Day 1, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
I wake up at 11 a.m. I cannot remember the last time I slept all night long and woke up that late. I hadn’t set the alarm, so I figured my body just needed to make up for the previous hectic week. I had no idea that the fatigue was just beginning.

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