Police Reports: Oct. 25, 2015

Hands from the Heartland volunteers pose with the results of a year's labor to create woolen items for homeless veterans in the Chicago area. 

The cold winds of winter will soon be here, but thanks to knitters in the Hands from the Heartland group, area homeless veterans will be better protected.

The group met Saturday, Oct. 24, at Homewood Public Library to put the finishing touches on its donations to Jesse Brown VA Hospital in Chicago, which distributes the items to homeless veterans in the Chicago area, according to spokeswoman Mary . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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