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Outgoing Homewood trustee Barbara Dawkins honored for her service

A round of applause and a standing ovation were given to outgoing Homewood village trustee Barbara Dawkins at the Oct. 12 board meeting.

The board unanimously passed a resolution for Dawkins, who stepped down after 12 years on the board due to her appointment as an associate judge in the Cook County Circuit Court. She was sworn in during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 4. Her term will expire on June 30, 2023.

Dawkins has been a resident of Homewood for 22 years. She first got involved in the village by serving on the Homewood Police Chief's Citizens Advisory . . .

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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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