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‘Big shoes to fill’ as Stanley Robinson retires

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H-F Chronicle editor Eric Crump reflects on the 30-year career of a Flossmoor Police Officer Stan Robinson.

He also shares what he recently learned about Glenwood Academy, a very special school nearby H-F.

Read his thank-you to readers for submitting their answers to the Chronicle survey.

A local casino on the way, in a state already awash in gambling

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Take your pick. Or perhaps I should say, place your bets. Where should the long-awaited south suburban casino be built? 

Businesses change but peace still has a place

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Tranquility got some bad news in mid-August when Terre Robertson announced she is planning to retire and has put Civilitea Gardens up for sale. She expects to close up shop by the end of November. In the meantime, Liz Martin opened a new studio for her business, Serendipity Yoga.

When the little white ball leads to 300 trucks a day

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Editor Tom Houlihan has a family connection to
Calumet Country Club, but in reviewing events
of recent months, the future looks uncertain at
best for the historic club and its golf course. 

 

Post-graduation: What working in my hometown after college taught me

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Apparently, penning a popular column in your hometown disqualifies you from grocery shopping in pajamas. Indeed, returning home to work in the H-F community after graduating from the University of Illinois has layered an adult lens over so much of what I observed uncritically in my adolescence.

The DQ crash report and how we determine what makes ‘news’

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In August, I wrote a story that summarized the law enforcement investigation of the Ridge Road crash in which Demarques Heard lost his life. Some know it as the “Dairy Queen crash,” because the fatal incident also demolished half of the Dairy Queen location when Mr. Heard’s car hit it. Reaction swelled swiftly when my story posted to the Chronicle’s Facebook page with some voicing distaste, annoyance and anger about us having produced the story.

 

Book-loving kids form Homewood book store’s first book club

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Penny Greep, 9, ace bibliophile of Homewood, forms a book club, the first for Bookie's Homewood store. ComEd moves power lines on Park Avenue, a prerequisite to the renovation work on the west side of the Homewood train station, and John Beele gets more signatures on his Iwo Jima veterans flag.

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