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Candidates for the 40th Illinois Senate seat will address the issues at a League of Women Voters of the Park Forest area forum at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive in Park Forest.

The district includes parts of Homewood and Flossmoor.

The 40th District seat was held by Toi Hutchinson for 10 years. She stepped down in October 2019 to become a special assistant to Gov. J.B. Pritzer to implement the laws legalizing marijuana sales in Illinois. Her unofficial title is Illinois pot czar.

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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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