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Be smart. Don’t panic. Be vigilant.

“That’s what you need to do to be OK,” said Dr. Bernard Heilicser. “And you will be OK.”

Dr. Bernie Heilicser

Heilicser, the emergency medical system director of South Cook County EMS for the last 36 years, and a Flossmoor resident, says it’s true that the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes.

“We’ve had serious flu epidemics before,” he said, ”but not with these numbers.”

At South Cook County EMS, which operates through the UCMedicine/Ingalls Memorial . . .

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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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