Dunning’s anniversary celebration raises funds, awareness of autism

As Maureen Mader celebrates the 20th anniversary of her ownership of Dunning’s Gourmet Meat Market in Homewood, she’s using the opportunity to raise awareness about a topic close to her heart.

A special event from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at 18436 Governors Highway, will help raise funds for the Urban Autism Solutions during National Autism Awareness Month.

Homewood library staff members join union

Homewood Public Library employees are forging a new path becoming the first library staff to unionize in the South Suburbs. In February 2016, employees reached out to the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. All but two of the nearly 60 non-management employees signed on to unionize. [Updated Saturday, April 22]

Volunteers respond to Flossmoor’s village clean-up initiative

Spring cleaning activities are underway in Flossmoor.

Volunteers have already participated in two roadside clean-up events and do-it-yourself kits are available at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road, for persons wishing to tidy up their neighborhoods.

Earth Day every day

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Earth Day is a reminder about things we can do routinely to keep our home in order. Chronicle reader Betty Baker and local organization Action for a Better Tomorrow offer words and action for tackling a "little" problem. They are among a number of local residents and organizations who are doing good work tend the local environment.

District 161 honors Parker musicians, volleyball players

Talented musicians and volleyball players from Parker Junior High School were recently honored with certificates by the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education.
 
During the April 10 school board meeting, the musicians were recognized for their participation in a recent festival produced by the Illinois Music Educators Association.

Speakers say time for healing at H-F High starts now

An audience of about 150 people gave applause to speakers who admonished those that have caused divisions within the Homewood-Flossmoor High School community the past 10 months and said now is the time for healing.

Parades Saturday open baseball season

Baseball season officially opens in Homewood and Flossmoor on Saturday, April 22, when little leaguers, baseball and softball players march in opening day parades.
 
Flossmoor Baseball parade steps off at 8:30 a.m. from Parker Junior High on Flossmoor Road. The route heads east and then north at Brassie Avenue to the Bronco Field at Flossmoor Park. 
 

A lifetime in emergency medicine: Meet Flossmoor's Dr. Bernie

For two generations, south suburban paramedics and other medical professionals have known him as “Dr. Bernie.” Dr. Bernard Heilicser is an emergency room physician, a teacher, an expert in medical ethics and an active volunteer member of the Flossmoor Fire Department.

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