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12.23.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

TRASH PICKUP — Homewood Disposal will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25. All residential and commercial service will be delayed one day the week of Christmas, so Monday pickups will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday pickups on Wednesday, Wednesday pickups on Thursday, Thursday pickups on Friday and Friday pickups on Saturday. 

METRA SCHEDULE — Metra will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, Dec. 25. Visit www.metrarail.com for details.

WINTER BREAK TEEN READING CHALLENGE — Semester finals are over and winter break has begun. Time to grab a blanket, a hot cocoa and a good book. Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host a teen reading challenge all day Saturday, continuing after the Christmas break on Dec. 26. Open to anyone aged 13 to 18. Participants can read during school break and log time spent. Each hour will earn students a raffle ticket for a chance to win a raffle basket. Read at least seven hours to be eligible for the $10 Barnes & Noble gift card drawing at the end of the challenge. Register here.

LIGHT UP THE TRAIL WALK — From 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight. Stroll through a winter wonderland at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, where festive lights and the beauty of nature meet in a magical new way. Hot chocolate and s’mores will be available to purchase. Park in the Vollmer Road Lot at 2453 Vollmer Road. Cost is $2 for district residents, $5 for non-residents. Register at bit.ly/3SzA6VQ.

SILENT NIGHT AT SSHS — Continuing through Saturday, South Suburban Humane Society will try to find every pet in its care a home. Adoption fees willl be waived and the first five dog adoptions and first five cat adoptions will get a take home a special present. The shelter at 21800 Central Ave. in Matteson will be open noon to 8 p.m. each day and will be open Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24.

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