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Homewood schools close for the week because of COVID-19 surge; Flossmoor schools, H-F High are open

District 153 is closing Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools this week as more staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Flossmoor District 161 will be open as scheduled. Students returned to school Tuesday, said Superintendent Dana Smith. He anticipates "staying in close contact with the community" to continue to check the COVID-19 case numbers.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be open on Wednesday. School spokeswoman Jodi Bryant said seven classroom teachers reported COVID-19 symptoms.

“We are truly sorry to have to throw this curveball at our families,” District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister said in his message . . .

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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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