It was a walk for the dogs when South Suburban Humane Society hosted the Fast & Furriest 5K event Saturday, June 18, in downtown Homewood. The temperature was a pleasant 76 degrees for the humane society event that drew 68 participants who walked, trotted or ran the 5K course or[Read More…]
State plans expansion of testing and alternate housing in communities of color, including new testing site in South Suburbs
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday the expansion of testing, new alternate housing options and statewide guidance to address the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and people with disabilities across the state. “Generations of systemic disadvantages in healthcare delivery and healthcare access in communities[Read More…]
The Flossmoor Police Department has adopted a list of values designed to build trust between law enforcement and communities of color called the 10 Shared Principles of Policing. The principles were created by the NAACP Illinois State Conference and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Flossmoor will have a number of “hidden gems” to show off on Saturday, Sept. 7, when more than 650 people from 14 states are expected to arrive for the inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon. Tom Dobrez, one of the lead organizers of the Hidden Gem Half Marathon, ticks off[Read More…]
Spaces are still available for Respond Now’s annual 5K Walk/Run for Hunger on Sept. 22 at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields. Sue Perkins of Flossmoor, a longtime board member at the social service agency, called the annual event an easy and fun way for community members, advocates and supporters old[Read More…]