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South Suburban Humane Society making progress on new facility in Matteson

The South Suburban Humane Society is closer to getting a new leash on life as construction began this spring on a new facility in Matteson.

“This is my dream come true so I’ve been there more than I need to be, I’m sure. I just want to see each new thing as it happened. Pouring the foundation walls was just so exciting because it’s an actual building,” SSHS CEO Emily Klehm said. “It really feels real all of the sudden. It’s no longer just dirt.” 

The footings and rebar are . . .

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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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