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Elected officials consider vaccine mandates for village, library, park staffs

Vaccine mandates aren’t currently in place for employees at Homewood and Flossmoor village halls, parks and libraries but they could be in the future.

The spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus led Gov. J.P. Pritzker on Aug. 26 to require mask mandates when in indoor spaces, and for some, like teachers and healthcare workers, a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

All Illinois residents over the age of 12 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost and proof of immigration status is not required to receive the vaccine. Three different vaccines are . . .

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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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