South Suburban Hospital’s first baby of 2019 arrives at 1:04 a.m.

It’s a girl! After 15 hours of labor, first-time mother Kiara Cox of Hazel Crest gave birth to 7-pound, 1-ounce baby, Treasure Jasmin, at 1:04 a.m. Jan. 1 in the Advocate South Suburban Hospital’s Women and Infants Center, 17800 Kedzie Ave., in Hazel Crest.

Little Treasure is the first baby born at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in 2019.

Hearing focuses on challenges to Flossmoor candidate petitions

Flossmoor’s local election board this week will consider objections to the petitions submitted by a resident seeking a village trustee seat.
Two incumbent trustees, Perry Hoag and James Mitros, filed objections to the candidate petitions filed by David Bruni. Hoag and Mitros are running for another term in the April 2 consolidated election.

Homewood attorney: Cops’ testimony, compassion reflects well on village

Homewood Village Attorney Chris Cummings recently praised two police officers for testimony in Cook County Traffic Court this month who he said made a positive impact on the ruling in a fatal vehicle crash case.

Sergeant Kelly Strayer and Officer Ephraim Dorsey testified at the Dec. 5 trial of a Glenwood woman who was involved in the crash.

Flossmoor resident’s photograph takes top prize

All the emotions of an elderly lady at church were captured in Kimberly Mitchell’s photograph — “Psalm 150:6-Praise and Worship” — that took the top prize at the Beverly Arts Center competition.

Recycle trees, lights at park district sites

If your celebration of the holidays is over, don’t forget to recycle.
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is the location for dropping off discarded live Christmas trees. Trees must be free of all ornaments, lights, wire and tinsel. The collections continue through Jan. 18 at the Irons Oaks parking lot on Vollmer Road just west of Western Avenue.


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