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A message from fourth-grade teacher Ingrid Vannwelcomes her students to their first day of class.(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

"Getting off on the right foot" is a cliche for a reason. A good start helps make the journey a success.Students at Flossmoor District 161 schools were greeted Thursday morning with messages of love and support as part of the annual Chalk the Walk project, an effort to help all students with a positive message for the new school year.

  Serena Hills School fourth-  grade teacher Ingrid Vann . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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