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Small business center director Priscilla Cordero named ‘state star’

Homewood School District 153 staff members are recognized at the 40th annual "Those Who Excel" banquet on Saturday.(Provided photo from District 153)

The outstanding efforts of nine staff members in Homewood District 153 were recognized at the 40th annual “Those Who Excel” banquet Saturday hosted by the Illinois State Board of Education.

District 153 administrators nominated classroom teachers Jill Vagner, Dana Kubas, Nancy Wood, Nikki Kerr, Jen Ostruszka, and Cathryne Czarnecki, student support personnel Crystal Gladney and Gail Straney, and Willow School Principal Mary Ann Savage for the honors.

Savage . . .

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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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