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District 153 board says farewell to influential member Greg Lawrence

Gabriel Cohn, a fifth grader at Churchill School, urged the District 153 school board to continue its mask mandate. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
The District 153 school board voted at a special board meeting Sunday, Feb. 6, to continue its mask mandate and other COVID-19 protocols for students, staff and visitors at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools.

In an orderly fashion, more than a dozen people addressed the board. The majority asked that the mask mandates continue. They also thanked school board members for all they’ve done to keep schools open.

Churchill School fifth . . .

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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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