Rep. Robin Kelly, D-2nd, addresses issues of women's health at the Planned Parenthood Illinois facility in Flossmoor on Aug. 26. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
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Rep. Kelly draws attention to abortion, women’s health on national day of action

Aug. 26 took on a double meaning this year as not just the 102nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment guaranteeing a woman’s right to vote, but also a day to call attention to the health care limitations since the Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to a legal abortion.

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, came to the Planned Parenthood of Illinois facility in Flossmoor on Friday to mark Women’s Health Day of Action. Kelly said she wanted to call attention to the care . . .

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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.

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