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Visit Chicago Southland wins Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Website

Visit Chicago Southland has won the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Website Budget A. The recognition came during the 2024 Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism in Peoria, Illinois. The three-day Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism—the state’s premier educational and networking conference for tourism industry professionals—gathered[Read More…]

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough dies Sunday

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough died Sunday, April 7, at age 73. The clerk’s office issued the following statement. “It is with profound sadness that the Cook County Clerk’s Office announces the death of Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough, a beloved leader and dedicated public servant who was serving her second[Read More…]

Franciscan Health hospitals hosting suicide prevention courses

Franciscan Health hospitals in Northwest Indiana and Chicago’s South Suburbs are hosting suicide prevention courses in April and May. The entry level “question, persuade and refer” or QPR Suicide Prevention Courses are based on curriculum developed by the QPR Institute, which aims to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing[Read More…]

State public health officials urge eclipse viewing safety

With large crowds expected to converge on Southern Illinois in the days ahead to experience the total solar eclipse on April 8, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is offering suggestions on how to view the eclipse safely. Homewood and Flossmoor viewers will not see a full eclipse, but it[Read More…]

H-F debate team takes first place at state tourney

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School debate team won the IDC Varsity State Tournament March 15 and 16 at Illinois State University, becoming the first H-F state champions in Lincoln-Douglas debate in school history. The winning team was led by Kevin Gibek, a senior, with sophomores Zavier Scott and Max Benitz and[Read More…]

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