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Letter: League of Women Voters lauds progress for women in government

In 2019, we have 65 women in the Illinois General Assembly, 110 women in the U.S. Congress and 74 women in statewide elective executive posts.  From the Homewood Flossmoor Area, we have seven women serving as trustees on city councils. We have eight women serving as library board members. We have three women serving as H-F Park District commissioners. We have seven women serving as elementary school board members, and we have four women serving as high school board members.  This historic number of women in government didn’t happen overnight.  This representation . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

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

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

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

 

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