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Food drive set for April 1 in Homewood

The parish of St. John Neumann is hosting a food donation drive on Saturday, April 1, for the “Neighbors in Need” program sponsored by Catholic Charities. Donations of food will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church’s north parking lot at 17951 Dixie Highway in Homewood. This[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Arlene Sugar Al-Amin, Flossmoor (free)

Age: 50Education: Attended Chicago Vocational School, Attended Alcorn State University, Illinois State University, Attended Pivot Point Academy (License in Cosmetology), Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid CounselorJob Role: Rich Township Clerk; Business Owner, Property Investor Family Background: I’ve lived in Flossmoor for over 18 years. My husband Rafi and I have raised our children here.[Read More…]

Green Drinks group hosts discussion on sustainability on Thursday

Chicago Southland Green Drinks, a group actively involved in examining environmental topics, will host a “Sustainability 101” discussion led by Maria Anna Rafac at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor. Rafac is the sustainability coordinator at Joliet Junior College, an architect and[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Rosalind Mustafa, Flossmoor (free)

Education: B.A. English/French, Elmhurst University; M.B.A. Finance, DePaul University; French, University of Pau, Bayonne, France.Job/role: RetiredFamily: Married, blended family of seven. Issues:Flossmoor is well managed and fiscally responsible. The inflationary economy has strained expenditures and costs. Almost all budgeted projects have been more expensive due to increased costs, delays and supply chain disruption.[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Gina LoGalbo, Flossmoor clerk (free)

Age: 43Education: A.A. from Joliet Junior College; B.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago; J.D., The John Marshall Law School (now UIC Law School)Job/role: Cook County BHR-Labor/ Hearing OfficerFamily: Husband, Joe, and four children. Issues: First, to fulfill my duties as clerk during the village board meetings and by preparing the minutes after the meetings.[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Julie Willis, Homewood (free)

Age: 53Education: B.A. with distinction, Economics, University of Illinois;   J.D., U of I; MLIS, U of I.Job/role: Attorney supervisor, Cook County Public Defender’s Office.Family: My husband, Arthur, and three children.Other elected positions: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Country Club Hills congregation president. Issues:  Maintaining Homewood’s economic strength and stability, continuing to provide our residents with[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Jay Heiferman, Homewood (free)

Age: 62Education: B.S. Business Administration, University of Iowa.Job/role: I’m an associate with Hard Rock Live Entertainment following a 37-year career successfully operating AAA RENTAL System.Family: Wife BJ.Other elected positions: Trustee for the Village of Homewood since 2006. Issues:Traffic safety issues are important to my family and, I believe, to most residents. Recognizing and executing the[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Anne Colton, Homewood (free)

Age: 58Education: Columbia College 1983-85Job/role: Documentary filmmakerFamily: Married to Bob Colton; three children.Other elected positions: Trustee, Homewood Village Board 2009-2018; Trustee, Homewood Public Library Board 2006-2009 Issues:Community engagement is the biggest issue facing Homewood right now. Local government needs to do a better job of including residents in the decision-making process. We need to do[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Chenise ‘Cece’ Belue, Homewood (free)

Age: 43Education: B.A. Economics, Roosevelt University; M.A. Elementary Education, National Louis University; M.A. Educational Administration, Governors Sate University.Job/role: Assistant principal.Family: Four sons.Other elected positions: Trustee, Homewood Public Library. Issues:Supporting Homewood’s record of promoting and maintaining economic development within our community is a high-priority issue in my role as trustee. I would be honored to have[Read More…]

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