Phillies claim championship in a festive finale to Flossmoor Baseball’s Bronco League season

By Lana Abdallah and Nuha Abdessalam, contributing writers

Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton visited Governors State University on Tuesday, April 12, to continue her campaign to address Illinois’ shortage of teachers and to promote teaching as a profession for students of color.

Stratton met with GSU President Cheryl Green and faculty and students to solicit feedback during her statewide tour of public universities, as she gathers information that will help shape the administration’s education policies.

At a press conference following their meetings, Green introduced Stratton, vowing that GSU is “removing barriers to graduate more educators for the state . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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