Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter was aghast at the video of George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police. “There isn’t a cop I know that could look at that and say it wasn’t wrong,” he said in an interview. Still, the Flossmoor chief struggles to see any racial incentive behind former[Read More…]
Author: Danielle Maya Banks
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly says the stakes are high as the 2020 national census nears, and that all south suburban residents should make sure they are counted next year. A low turnout, Kelly said at a recent forum, could reduce the number of the Illinois Congressional delegation in Washington.
Local residents filled Flossmoor’s Village Hall on July 16, when the Anti-Defamation League hosted “The State of Hate,” an event to discuss national trends in hate speech, and examine the local impact.
Record and furniture store The Conservatory Vintage and Vinyl is having its grand opening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Flossmoor. The Conservatory is the area’s only store that sells vintage furniture and records.
On stage, Janelle Butler goes by Oliv Blu. The name is based on a decision that, like most of her artistic identity, can be tied directly to the life experiences that have shaped her. “When she was a baby, Janelle used to beat box,” said Dana Butler, mother of the H-F graduate, who was a[Read More…]
Since its inaugural Pride event in June 2017, Lighthouse LGBTQ+ has brought the celebration from its confines in the city, to the suburban corners of Homewood and Flossmoor. Homewood will host the third annual Lighthouse Pride Party from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 28, and Flossmoor will host its[Read More…]
In a community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, two racist incidents the last weekend of April left many Homewood and Flossmoor residents reeling in dismay, so sociologist and Flossmoor resident Peter K.B. St. Jean offered an approach he calls “peaceology” as a means of dealing with the situation.[Read More…]
On Wednesday, May 1, Flossmoor resident Peter K. B. St. Jean, had the Flossmoor Community Church sanctuary filled with talk of community, vision and peace, following the walkout demonstration at Homewood-Flossmoor High School the day before. St. Jean, chair of the sociology department and director of the criminal justice program[Read More…]
The black, green, and red of the Pan African flag rippled under a rain filled sky yesterday afternoon, as H-F students, alum and parents took to Kedzie avenue in protest of the blackface incident involving four students the previous week. [Story updated at 10:15 a.m.]
On April 30, Flossmoor resident Jay Readey was sworn onto Prairie State College’s Board of Trustees for a six-year term. He says a career of service in law and community development drew him to the PSC board.