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Sonali Nijhawan, a 2001 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has joined the Biden administration as director of AmeriCorps state and national initiatives.

Sonali Nijhawan

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, is poised for extraordinary progress with calls for investment in national service programming at every level, amid growing recognition that service is an effective strategy to help address challenges ranging from climate change to COVID-19 recovery, said Jenny Mauk, AmeriCorps chief of staff.

Nijhawan has committed her career to developing leaders and growing national service. Most recently, she . . .

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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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