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1.24.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

PURSUING THE DREAM — Journalist and suffragist Ida B. Wells will be remembered at the eighth annual “Pursuing the Dream” event at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster, will be the event’s keynote speaker. The program, at 7 p.m. in the Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave., is dedicated to celebrating Black history and encouraging unity. H-F students and community members will perform and speak about their experiences and impact at the annual event, including Poetic Expressions, the H-F speech team, Steppers dancers and the H-F Gospel Choir.

From 6 to 8 p.m. residents can ask questions and learn about Brookwood Bridge and Butterfield Road Culvert Reconstruction Project. The open house will be held at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

FLOSSMOOR CENTENNIAL WEBSITE — Flossmoor unveiled a website for the village’s centennial celebration. It includes a list of the year’s events and a timeline tracing the village’s history. The website includes a centennial merchandise shop with shirts, hoodies, caps, hats and golf towels. All proceeds will benefit the Flossmoor Public Art Fund. The will be open through Sunday, Jan. 21, with orders being ready for pick up in mid-February from village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Click here to begin browsing and shopping (use access code: KUFW3).

HOMEWOOD PTA GENERAL MEETING — The PTA will hold an open meeting at 7 p.m. at the James Hart School gym, 18205 Aberdeen St. Parents, teachers, families and community members are welcome.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS — The Cook County Public Defender’s Office and Cook County Commissioner Monica Gordon will host an informational session from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Hazel Crest village hall, 3601 183rd St. Learn about rights during an encounter with police and about new laws taking effect this year.

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