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Cook County to observe Racial Equity Week Sept. 12-16

Cook County’s fourth annual Racial Equity Week will be Sept. 12-16. This year’s theme, “Many People, One Goal,” reflects the breadth and depth of the county’s diverse inhabitants and the desire for a thriving, safe and just county for all.

The Commission on Human Rights will participate in several Racial Equity Week events. For more information, check here as the full list of events will continue to be updated.

“Every year, we dedicate a week to celebrate Cook County’s commitment . . .

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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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