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Page 2: Underachievers will shine at HBA event

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The Homewood Business Association 0.3K run is set for Sept. 22. Underachievers will have a rare chance to shine in this benefit "run," but high achievers who want to support the arts, artists and the Cancer Support Center can contribute, too. They might want to keep the brakes on, however. Also, the Chronicle is seeking reader feedback. You can tell us what you think about the paper and make suggestions.

Covering the US Open: Priceless

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The US Open tennis tournament is unlike anything I have ever been a part of.  I can’t get enough of it. The atmosphere, the crowd, the players and the organization make it a great experience that is unforgettable for me.

Aretha, Lady Day and great art that brings us together

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In time, I expect a great American artist will create a great work of art. It will be called “For Aretha” and it will capture the spirit and emotion of the most astonishing American singer of my lifetime. We in the South Suburbs already have a great piece of art dedicated to another important American singer, the legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. “Yes! For Lady Day” is now in its 50th year.

Summer 2018 has ups and downs in H-F

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Ups and downs. Life alternates between good things and bad, for individuals and for communities. This summer, and especially mid-July, has seen an unusually abrupt oscillation between events that made us proud and those that made us sad.

As our world changes, it’s time for Flossmoor’s Truck Fest

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I have no idea if the citizens of Flossmoor, in an advisory referendum later this year, will vote to overturn the village’s longtime ban on parking pickup trucks in residential neighborhoods. But I do have a few suggestions ...

The many places we recognize as making Homewood Homewood

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Local history is one of those things, like air, that is all around us every day, shaping our lives without being noticed much. It’s more likely to be noticed when a bit of it goes missing, like the death of a community leader or loss of a cherished building. Or, as is the case this year, when there’s an anniversary of sufficient extent to give us an excuse to notice. This year, Homewood’s 125th anniversary of incorporation is giving us an opportunity to look around and look back. 

After four years of the Chronicle, and looking toward the future

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The Chronicle’s fourth anniversary passed last month, quietly. We just continued doing what we do — posting stories about people and events, great and small, in Homewood and Flossmoor.

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