District 153 officials present Dockweiler awards on Monday

  Sunshine Obodoakor, a fourth grader at St. Joseph School,  presented Army veteran Bob Philbin with poppies at the  school’s veterans program. Philbin served as a medic  in Vietnam. (Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)


School children paid special tribute to the nation’s veterans on Friday in celebration of Veterans Day.

Vets had breakfast at the invitation of Homewood’s Churchill School students who sang and performed for them.

The program opened with a surprise Skype visit from San . . .

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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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