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Three H-F residents selected to serve as judges

Three Homewood-Flossmoor residents are among 22 persons selected to the position of associate judge for the Cook County Circuit Court.

Lloyd Brooks and Barbara Dawkins of Homewood, and Anthony Swanagan of Flossmoor, were selected from an initial pool of 225 candidates. They will be sworn in during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 4. Their terms will expire on June 30, 2023. They can be reappointed to the bench. Their selections were announced Sept. 9.

Brooks, 50, is in private practice at The Brooks Law Firm in Chicago. He served as a circuit court judge from 2018 to 2020. He . . .

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Fall events

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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