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SDA helps the South Suburbs meet 21st century challenges

A century ago, Flossmoor was founded as a bedroom community for weekend trips by Chicago’s business elite to play golf at the numerous clubs within close range of the Illinois Central train line.  Homewood had been around a little longer, originally as “Thornton Station” on the IC train line, and also influenced by golfers coming out on weekend trains to Ravisloe.  

Jay Readey

Homewood and Flossmoor grew up as commuter town satellites of the Chicago economy. Twentieth century growth was rapid and influenced by industrial development throughout the South Suburbs, but when industry shrank . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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