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LGBTQ group feels ‘whirlwind’ of love after village website change

Support took off sharply last week for Lighthouse, the south suburban area’s first support program for LGBTQ young people and their parents, following a momentous post on the organization’s Facebook page.

Longtime Homewood businessman and village trustee Bob Wilson dies at 75

Bob Wilson, a former Homewood businessman and village trustee, is being remembered for his many years of service in the South Suburbs.
 
Mr. Wilson, who moved to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood 10 years ago, died June 8 from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

Survey results will be used in Flossmoor’s future planning

Flossmoor residents believe that the village’s greatest strengths are diversity, schools and housing.

On the other hand, they say, the community’s greatest weaknesses are high property taxes, declining school quality and decreasing property values.

Five free summer concerts at Irwin Park

Homewood and Flossmoor residents have five opportunities to enjoy free outdoor concerts in Irwin Park bandshell, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood.
 
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers three Starry Nights programs starting at 7:30 p.m.
 
Fortunate Sons will entertain June 22.  The tribute band to Creedence Clearwater Revival performs in costume with vintage gear and instruments.
 

Homewood modifies liquor license for Redbird Cafe

The Homewood village board approved an ordinance establishing a new type of liquor license for Redbird Cafe.
 
The Class 7B license allows on-premises consumption of beer and wine only. It does not allow alcohol carry out or video gaming. No more than 25 percent of Redbird’s yearly receipts can be from the sale of alcohol. 
 
Board members approved the ordinance at the June 13.
 

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