Local entertainers sharing talent Nov. 22 to raise funds for PADS

Daniel Berk was one of the first people on the scene of a fatal traffic crash on Wednesday at the intersection of 183rd Street and Center Avenue in Homewood. The sight of a dying teenager trapped in his car prompted Berk to take action.

"It's something I can't unsee," he said. "I sure hope we don't have to see something like this again."

On Thursday, Berk launched an online petition to seek community support for adding a stoplight at the intersection.

In less than 24 hours the petition had more . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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