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New chief of learning and instruction hired in District 161

A little bit of the past remains in the present, thanks to the efforts of the Homewood Historical Society. The Dorband-Howe home at 2035 W. 183rd St. is the society's headquarters, archive and museum, and on Sunday the home was open to anyone interested in taking a peek at the past. 

The open house was an opportunity to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the home. Volunteer Rose Olshar, who served as greeter during the open house, said a number of visitors Sunday noted that although they have lived in Homewood for . . .

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Summer events

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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