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Community leaders respond to Chauvin verdict

George Floyd was killed 435 miles away in front of a Minneapolis convenience store, but his death was felt in Homewood and Flossmoor. 

Floyd died on May 25, 2020, and from May 30 through June 18 H-F residents joined people around the world in taking to the streets for a series of marches and rallies to protest violence against people of color. 

On April 20, the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin concluded with jurors finding him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Several H-F leaders . . .

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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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