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National firefighter agility testing center opens in Homewood

Fire chiefs from 20 fire departments in the South Suburbs proudly showed off the Candidate Physical Ability Test center, 17555 Ashland Ave., at a July 26 open house. It is one of only three such facilities in the Midwest open to firefighter candidates. 

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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