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Fruits of the season: With craft and care, the venerable fruitcake still delights

Zoe Ewan of East Hazel Crest, second from left, ispictured with some of her Ingalls Cancer Care caregiversat the Ingalls Infusion Center in Flossmoor,from left, nurse Joyce Watt, Dr. Mark Kozloffand nurse Leona Ritchey. (Provided photo from Ingalls Memorial Hospital)

Former President Jimmy Carter recently announced that treatment had destroyed his melanoma-related brain tumors, putting him into remission.

The drug credited with effectively treating Carter's cancer, Keytruda, is also being used at Ingalls Cancer Care, according to a news release from the hospital.

While melanoma accounts for less than . . .

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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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