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Willow’s Day Parade shows off decorated balloons

The Thanksgiving celebration started Friday for Willow School second graders who had their own style of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, complete with marching band. Teachers Christen Vazquez and Lisa Wendt had their second grade students read the story of how the original giant balloons came to be and were added[Read More…]

The Weeks | Nov. 20

DEMOCRACY WATCH Engaging the community with development projectsHomewood and Flossmoor regularly have new development projects that are at various stages of the process, from planning to permits to construction. Large projects often generate significant concern among residents, even organized opposition, but even smaller projects often provoke questions and reservations. Development[Read More…]

Katz Milanec in Homewood holds annual food, coat drive

Leading up to the winter holidays, accounting firm Katz Milanec is hosting a food and coat drive, offering individuals and businesses the chance to participate in an event designed to give back to the local community. Katz Milanec is collecting non-perishable food items and coats in good condition at 18141[Read More…]

11.18.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

THAT’S SO FETCH! – Shop a curated selection of more than 60 artists and creators at the Fetching Market Holiday. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ravisloe Country Club.  UKRAINE BALLET PERFORMANCE – Start your holiday celebrations with a performance of “The Nutcracker”[Read More…]

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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 flossmoor.org.


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