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Parker students ready to represent Illinois at national history competition

Five Parker Junior High students will be dramatizing the story of the Black Panther Party when they represent Illinois in the junior high division at the National History Day competition June 10 at the University of Maryland.
 
A campaign is on now to help fund the students’ trip to the East Coast for the competition.

Homewood celebrates Rail Fest, Public Works open house on May 18

Homewood will celebrate its rail history at the 15th annual Homewood Rail Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the H-F Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road. Kids will also get a close-up look at big machines the same day at the Homewood Public Works open house.

H-F reduces arts center costs as it re-bids project

The District 233 Finance Committee and Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators hope a list of cuts to the proposed arts center wing will bring costs within an acceptable range.
 
Two new spaces will be built onto the South Building and interior spaces will be remodeled for the new MVP (Music, Visual and Performing Arts) Program. The intention is to have all arts programs in one wing. They now are scattered throughout the building.
 

Cooking for Health program blends culinary, dietary topics

White coats met white tablecloths at the inaugural Cooking for Health dinner event hosted recently by Franciscan Health Services. The multi-course dining event transformed the hospital cafeteria on April 25, when invited guests learned more about how to prepare healthy delicious dishes while they ate a chef-prepared meal.

Empty businesses may lose county tax incentives

If within two years business properties are not leased, sold or developed, Cook County can take action to revoke the tax incentives.
 
The Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance amendment on April 25 that was sponsored by 6th District Commissioner Donna Miller. The measure will amend the revocation clause in the County Code for Class 6B through Class 8 property tax incentives.
 

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