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Page 2: Youngsters pitch ideas for redeveloping former Brunswick Zone building

  The former Brunswick Zone bowling alley has been vacant since January
2015, but another section of the building is still occupied,
so the property doesn’t count as vacant for the purposes of using
redevelopment tools
. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Maggie Gosselin’s twin sons have identified a problem.

Most entertainment options for kids are located in other communities. As Gosselin noted in a recent Facebook post, “They’re upset about hitting the highway for birthday parties and things to do.”

Unlike most 7-year-olds, Ethan and Austin decided to seek a solution. They . . .

Winter events


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


  • 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.


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


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