Tag: pandemic

Cook County tops 13,000 COVID-19 deaths (free content)

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone today. The MEO confirmed the county’s 13,000th death due to COVID-19 infection just six weeks after the county marked its 12,000th death from the virus. The office noted that more than three and a half months passed between[Read More…]

Homewood schools will reopen Monday (free content)

District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister said schools will reopen on Monday after a three-day “adaptive pause” that closed Homewood schools due to high COVID-19 numbers among students and staff. Staffing became a serious issue as more teachers tested positive for the virus upon return from the two-week holiday break. McAlister,[Read More…]

COVID-19 shots offered Friday at Hart School

On Friday, Jan. 7, Homewood District 153 will provide students, parents and residents COVID-19 vaccines. The shots are free and will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan Ave. in Homewood. Vaccines are safe and effective and free for all regardless of insurance and[Read More…]

Homewood library adjusts hours because of COVID-19 surge

The Homewood Public Library board voted to adjust hours of operation as a safety precaution as COVID-19 numbers are spiking. According to a post to the library’s website, the library’s drive-thru service will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.[Read More…]

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields limits visitors in response to recent surge of COVID-19 (free content)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields officials announced Thursday that visitor restrictions were implemented in response to the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the region. Hospital visitors, healthy or otherwise, will not be allowed access to hospital visitor waiting areas. Instead, visitors must now wait outside the hospital until the accompanying[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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