Author: Quinton R. Arthur

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Present history: The Conservatory and the tradition of Black-owned record stores

Chogie, left, and Tony Fields, owners of The Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl, celebrate the second anniversary of their shop in downtown Flossmoor. The store offers vinyl records, events and mid-century modern furnishings. (Andrew Burke-Stevenson/The Conservatory) Note: This Q&A is part of an occasional series linking today’s local Black-owned businesses to their[Read More…]

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Recycling kits help educate students remotely

Homewood Disposal recycling kits have helped local kids learn about environmental responsibility through the pandemic. (Provided photo) Though classroom teaching has mostly been virtual this past year, Homewood Disposal did not slow down on implementing recycling education. The company distributed Recycling Education Toolkits to the communities it serves so students[Read More…]

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Sweat Equity closes after 30 years

The pandemic has presented many challenges for small businesses, including forcing some of them to close. For Sweat Equity Ltd., though they closed, they left a strong  legacy behind in the community.   Rita and Jeff Sachs, owners of the fitness center at 2413 183rd St., met in high school[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

Community Calendar