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Ukrainian sisters reunite with help of Flossmoor host family

Jeanne Kryszyn’s online post wasn’t wordy or sentimental. The Homewood resident simply stated her request: She needed a temporary home for a young woman and her 2-year-old child hoping to flee the war in Ukraine. One room, near the train.

It took a few months, but Flossmoor residents Margaret Hagerman and Zeph Lawrence responded. In mid-November, the couple welcomed Olya Spiro and her toddler daughter, Mia, into their home.

Spiro said they had been living with her parents and siblings in a small village in Western Ukraine. The area is . . .

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