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Domestic Violence Awareness Month marked by vigil Oct. 2 at Irwin Park

The community is invited to the South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) 12th annual candelight vigil at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Irwin Park, Ridge Road at Highland Avenue in Homewood. The vigil will feature music by members of Bel Canto Children’s Choir and a presentation by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. She will discuss how domestic violence and sexual assault cases are handled by the State’s Attorney’s Office.  Participants will also hear from former SSFS clients discussing how, as victims of domestic violence, they received help from SSFS.   . . .

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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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