Author: Eric Crump

06/14/2022 | What You Need To Know Today

(HIGHER) heat warning The forecast is getting a bit worse, we’re sorry to report. The high temperature today is expected to be 97. Same for Wednesday. On Thursday it will only be 91. Only. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for today and tomorrow. Heat indexes could reach[Read More…]

‘Smiles’ posters losing their grip on local walls

Smiling faces posters on the west side of Ridgewood Tap are starting to peel away from the wall, but the posters were not intended to be long-lasting. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) The big smiles on three local buildings are starting to experience some attrition. The “Smiles Are Contagious” project posters that[Read More…]

6/13/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

Heat warning Cool weather comes to an abrupt end today, with a high of 88, but things get serious Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a heat warning for both days. The high is expected to be 97 and 95 respectively. On Thursday the temperature[Read More…]

South Suburban Humane Society CEO Emily Klehm thanks the local and county government leaders who helped make possible the organization's new shelter in Matteson. (Provided photo)

Ceremonial breaking of the dog biscuit marks official opening of new South Suburban Humane Society facility

Among the many thank-yous delivered at the official opening of the new South Suburban Humane Society facility in Matteson on Thursday, one special shout-out went to the baker for the event, Park Pastries of Homewood. “Today we’ll break a giant dog treat to celebrate the completion of this beautiful space,” Cook County[Read More…]

Lawn chairs and bikes are common sites among the crowd enjoying food and live music at the Flossmoor Zip Code Party on Saturday, June 4. (EC)

‘The whole scene was just beautiful’: Zip Code Party brings thousands together to celebrate Flossmoor community

Flossmoor Park was filled Saturday, June 4, with the sights and sounds of a community coming together in celebration: music, conversations, food, games, bikes and strollers everywhere, dancing and a whole lot of whiffle ball. The excuse to party was the rare convergence of the date, 6/4/22, with the village’s[Read More…]

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