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Homewood seeks finance clerk applicants

Often the most visible evidence of poverty, homelessness or food insecurity, gets the most attention. On Sunday, Jan. 16, area volunteers got together at Flossmoor Public Works to tackle a less visible problem.

Bedlessness.

"Bedlessness is not a real word but it is a real problem," said Dave King, president of the Oak Forest chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and delivering beds to children who have none.

The project struck a chord with Flossmoor Community Relations Commission (CRC) member Jackie Riffice, who said she heard about SHP from a local resident who . . .

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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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