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Governors State in-person commencement returns on May 14

For the first time in three years, Governors State University (GSU) is hosting an in-person commencement ceremony on May 14 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The two-part event will be marked by new leaders and traditions. Nearly 1,000 graduates will be honored during the morning and afternoon ceremonies, which[Read More…]

First 2022 Walk of Hope set for May 22 in Mokena

The first of two Walk of Hope 2022 fundraisers for the Cancer Support Center will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Yunker Park, 10824 W. LaPorte Road in Mokena. The Cancer Support Center expanded its services from its Homewood location to Mokena to better serve residents of[Read More…]

Sheriff’s office warns of convincing phone scam

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning on Friday, April 29, of a telephone a scam where the caller identifies as a sheriff’s office employee and tells victims they’ve missed jury duty or have outstanding citations and must pay money to rectify the situation. The caller states that if[Read More…]

Franciscan Health’s Social Impact Partnership Program works with nonprofits to serve at-risk populations

Franciscan Health has received funds to support healthcare-related programs for non-profit, health and human service organizations in at-risk communities. These funds will be allocated through Franciscan’s Social Impact Partnership Program (SIPP). SIPP funding applications will be accepted from May 4 through May 31, 2022. Partner agencies will be announced mid-July.[Read More…]

County releases 2021 sustainability report

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the 2021 Cook County Sustainability Report on Friday, April 22, highlighting the county’s efforts to support healthy and resilient communities that thrive economically, socially and environmentally. Since 2010, emissions from county-owned buildings have been reduced by 40%, according to the report. In 2020,[Read More…]

Flossmoor police believe shooting Thursday was targeted attack

Flossmoor police issued an update Friday afternoon on a shooting incident Thursday that resulted in injuries to two men. Investigators believe victims were targeted and the shooting is related to a previous incident between two groups in nearby communities Police responded to Travers and Vardon Lanes shortly before 4 p.m.[Read More…]

2 wounded in Flossmoor shooting Thursday

One man was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center and one was treated at the scene after a shooting incident Thursday, April 21, according to Flossmoor police. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Travers and Vardon lanes at 3:44 p.m. after receiving a report of shots fired. Two vehicles[Read More…]