Walter D. Cummings, Homewood’s village attorney for 39 years, died Thursday, July 27. He had served under seven village managers. Cummings, 85, was originally from Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. He served in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from DePaul University College of Law, and started a 63-year career as a lawyer. His first position was an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago. He later worked as an attorney for the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad before moving to Homewood in the early 1960s and starting a private practice . . .