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You Matter 2 plans two events to raise funds for H-F Juneteenth Festival

You Matter 2 is hosting fundraising events May 6 and May 8 to raise funds for the group's planned Inaugural Juneteenth festival on June 19 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. 

The Illinois Legislature has a measure before it to mark Juneteenth National Freedom Day as a state holiday. Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed, which came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It also is a . . .

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Fall events

Friday, Oct. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor.
  • Homewood Farmers Market’s last summer session.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Sunday, Oct. 16

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