A mountain sojourn, and thoughts on that Flossmoor truck law

The Homewood Police Department reported a purse snatching at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, in the vicinity of Center and Olive Roads.

According to police, the suspect pushed an 80-year-old woman to the ground and stole her purse. She was treated at a local hospital for lacerations to her face.

The suspect fled on foot, police said. He was last seen in the area of 183rd Street and Aberdeen, which is the location of James Hart School.

The school was placed on a code yellow lockdown as a precautionary . . .

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Summer events

Friday, June 24

  • Pride Party at the Flossmoor Community Church Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor. The family-friendly event will have food, music and other entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.

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