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3.20.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

THORNTON TOWNSHIP REFERENDA — With 92% of precincts reporting, one of three Thornton Township referenda appears to be approved. By a 72.94% to 27.06% margin, voters favored creating a second food pantry in the township. A measure that would have created a new board and a 0.15% tax to fund mental health services appears headed for defeat. Unofficial results show 38.18% voted yes and 61.82% voted no. Voters also were answering no to the question of whether to add a soup and salad bar to township offerings, with 19.65% voting yes and 80.35% voting no as of 9 p.m. Tuesday.

HOMEWOOD LIBRARY — Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. Find the agenda here.

HOMEWOOD STORIES — Five storytellers will be performing at the Flossmoor Community House, 847 Hutchison Road. The event was moved from its usual Tuesday date because the location will be used as a polling place on March 19. Tellers will be Peter LeGrand, Tony Labriola, Joy Wright, Suzy Dritz and Karen O’Donnell. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 if purchased in advance at here.

100 ACTS OF KINDNESS — As part of Flossmoor’s centennial celebration, the village is promoting a 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge. Residents are invited to spread the word to friends, family and neighbors and encourage them to join in. Share acts of kindness on social media using the hashtag #BeKindFlossmoor.

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