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District 153 continues its mask mandate

Gabriel Cohn, a fifth grader at Churchill School, urged the District 153 school board to continue its mask mandate. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) The District 153 school board voted at a special board meeting Sunday, Feb. 6, to continue its mask mandate and other COVID-19 protocols for students, staff and visitors[Read More…]

Illinois updates mask guidance to align with recent CDC recommendation for fully vaccinated people (free content)

Illinois will follow new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and ease mask requirements for fully vaccinated people, according to an announcement on Monday. Last week, the CDC offered updated guidelines that allow fully vaccinated people to forego wearing masks in most situations. The agency still recommends that[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: Tempered hope and new milestones

Hope/caution. We are thinking about using this tagline for pandemic reports in the coming months: “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re not out of the woods.” It’s two cliches in one mixed metaphor, but with everything we’re dealing with now, we figure such abuses of good taste[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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