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H-F fieldhouse earns gold-level LEED certification

Girl Scouts Emma Jones, left, and Raina Mackowiak examine a model designed to demonstrate how electrical power works and is distributed. (Photo by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

While a growing number of parents, educators and politicians are supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Homewood's Betsy Soehren-Jones has been a one-woman force for making STEM education happen in the South Suburbs.

STEM education advocate Betsy Soehren-Jones addressesHomewood trustees in February to show her support for the community science center project. She was . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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