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From left, Sister M. Ruth Luthman, vice president for Mission Integration; Mari Lynn Ross, chief nursing officer; Laurie Crosby, executive cirector, Franciscan Health Foundation, South Suburban Chicago Division; Dawn Brechtel, cirector of Mission Services; Dr. Shaunda Chin-Bonds, OB-GYN; Joan Culver, director of Patient Care Services; Raquel Lewis, Patient Care coordinator, Family Birth Center with some of the donations from this year’s Franciscan Health Diaper Drive. (Provided photo)

Franciscan Health diaper drive collects 4,165 diapers

The 2022 Franciscan Health Olympia Fields annual Diaper Drive collected more than 4,100 diapers for distribution to local community organizations to help families in Chicago’s Southland. The project is designed to raise awareness of diaper insecurity in the community.  From left, Sister M. Ruth Luthman, vice president for Mission Integration;[Read More…]

Seniors lunch and bingo on Thursdays is back

Following the pandemic, one of the programs for seniors that is back on is the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s weekly lunch and bingo. Persons 55 and older can enjoy a boxed lunch at noon provided by a variety of local businesses and stay for bingo with friends. Or just come to[Read More…]

‘Mustang Saviors’ film at GSU on Friday

The Chicago Southland International Film Festival at Governors State University will present “Mustang Saviors,” a film by David Glossberg, on Friday, Oct 14. The film “Mustang Saviors” will show at Chicago Southland International Film Festival at Governors State University on Friday, Oct 14. The movie will be a special screening[Read More…]

New database shows property details, real estate sales

The Cook County Assessor’s Office released a new database that shows a greater level of detail than in the past for each property located in Cook County.  A property owner can visit the assessor’s website, enter their property index number (PIN) or address, and obtain information such as the estimated[Read More…]

County Veterans Affairs launches Chicago Cook Technology Academy and Veteran-Owned Small Business Grants programs

Chicago Cook Technology Academy has partnered with Microsoft and National Able Network to offer a free seven-week program that provides veterans with critical career skills in the technology industry. Participants will be trained in cloud development or cloud administration and upon completion will have the opportunity to interview for full-time positions[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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