Burglary charges follow theft from IJP collection box

It was a special meeting at Homewood’s ChurchillSchool when Kerry Lynch, left, and her daughterMary Cate, 4, front row left, met Matt and CheriNiemiec of Homewood, and daughtersKaelyn, 5, and Hope, 9.(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

An act of kindness can be as simple as a smile to a passer-by.

But sometimes that generous act isn’t shown to a person with a deformity. They get a frozen stare or ugly word. It’s a hurtful act that can be long lasting.

Hope Niemiec of Homewood and Mary . . .

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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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