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Opponents of industrial redevelopment of Calumet Country Club hoped the Forest Preserves might be persuaded to purchase the land, but a preserves official said it doesn't meet the criteria to be a high priority acquisition. (Chronicle file photo)

The Weeks | Nov. 5: What’s up with Calumet Country Club, help Open Access Thanksgiving meal, Cleopatra, The Doors, a new festival in the works

DEMOCRACY WATCH Homewood resident proposes Calumet Country Club solution: Invite the SoxBefore the pitch to attract the Chicago Bears to Country Club Hills, a Homewood man proposed that Hazel Crest officials invite the Chicago White Sox to relocate to Calumet Country Club.  David Janocha, a founder of South Suburbs for[Read More…]

Page 2 | Locals agree: Slow down

In the Sept. 17 edition of our newsletter, The Weeks, and again in our October print edition, I wrote about my interview with centenarian John Gibson of Danville, grandfather of Shannon Allred of Flossmoor. One of bit of advice he had was that everyone should slow down. He’s not alone.[Read More…]

Page 2: Democracy works when people work it

Sept. 15 is Democracy Day, and I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate it by highlighting several recent moments when local democracy worked rather well. By democracy, I don’t mean governance solely by elected leaders. When we vote, we delegate authority to our representatives, but that doesn’t relieve us[Read More…]

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