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Local businesses collect food donations to help Open Access provide Thanksgiving dinner to those in need (free)

A number of local businesses are serving as collection points for donated nonperishable foods that will help Open Access provide complete Thanksgiving meals to area families in need. Collections will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 15. The organization’s goal is to provide 1,000 families with a meal that includes a turkey with[Read More…]

Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter, right, is interviewed by Chicago TV station reporters during the community forum on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Flossmoor forum filled with passion, ideas, questions as community wrestles with police shooting trauma (free content)

Flossmoor and area residents said they want more transparency from police and village officials, and a commitment from the village to pursue policies that can help prevent police shootings, like the one that led to the death of Madeline Miller in July. Those were among the prominent messages that emerged[Read More…]

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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