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12.28.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS — Anyone who finds broken holiday lights as they string up exterior holiday decorations can put the cast-offs in containers located in Homewood at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 183rd St., and Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. or in Flossmoor at Goldberg Center, 3301 Flossmoor Road; Park Place, 2449 Flossmoor Road; and Irons Oaks, 20000 Western Ave.

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 Wednesday pickups will be today, Thursday pickups on Friday and Friday pickups on Saturday. 

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.

SIGN UP FOR MLK DAY OF SERVICE — Flossmoor invites local businesses, non-profits, volunteer groups, neighborhood clubs and associations, friends and neighbors to help make a difference in the community by volunteering for one of the MLK Day of Service projects.

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