Haney starts work as Homewood’s new assistant village manager

  Russ Bensley shows the Emmy Award he received   for his work as a news producer. (Photo by Mary   Compton/H-F Chronicle) 

He’s still a newsman.When I interviewed Russ Bensley at the start of November, he detailed his years as a senior producer for CBS News during what is generally considered the golden age of broadcast journalism. 

  Tom Houlihan

Bensley, who lives in Flossmoor, was the producer of the “CBS Evening News” when Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.”He . . .

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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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