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State Fire Marshal reminds Illinoisans to change clocks and batteries, test smoke alarms as Daylight Savings Time returns

Sunday at 2 a.m. Daylight Savings Time returns, so it's time to make sure clocks and other time devices move forward one hour. 

The time change is also a good time to take a few safety precautions around the house, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), which reminds everyone to test and check for expired smoke alarms and replace batteries if necessary.

“Working smoke alarms are critical . . .

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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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