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House projects lead to partnership

I could not be more thankful for my neighbors, Dave and Yoka Ward. In 2011, I moved into a 1932 Sears kit home in the Old Homewood neighborhood. I was a newly divorced, single mom with a 7-year-old son, ready to begin a new life.  Though beautifully maintained, the house[Read More…]

Baby’s warm milk on a backyard burner

Once a few years ago when the power was out in Flossmoor, Gregg and Kristen Beglau didn’t have any way to warm milk for their baby, Anabella. Their neighbors, Ed and Trish Ladner, offered up their propane grill. “He had a burner on the grill, so we would heat up[Read More…]


Mowing the lawn meant so much

The late Scott Gummerson was an architect. When he died from acute myeloid leukemia in 2015, his neighbors tied orange ribbons in his honor on trees in front of the Flossmoor houses he designed or helped add on to.The outpouring of support during the two years Scott was sick didn’t[Read More…]

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Visiting the neighbor’s yard for parties, piñatas and puppies

Editor’s note: Of all the factors that go into making a great community—businesses, schools, infrastructure and events—one of the most important doesn’t show up in the numbers, and that’s the neighbors we cherish. As Thanksgiving nears, we asked H-F residents to tell us stories about the neighbors who support them in ways large and small. These are two[Read More…]

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