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Blood drive April 23 and 24

Versiti Blood Centers is hosting a blood drive April 23 and 24 in honor of Kristin Arielle Oliver, a cancer patient who died in 2020.

The blood drive will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Sgt. Means Park, 20712 Western Ave. in Olympia Fields.

Oliver died at age 32 after being diagnosed with a rare heart cancer and undergoing numerous chemotherapy treatments that required blood transfusions. Her family is organizing the blood drive to help others who are in need of . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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