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Rabbi of the people retires from Temple Anshe Sholom

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I first met Rabbi Paul Caplan at the 2016 Homewood Memorial Day Ceremony. He brought with him a shofer, a horn used in Jewish tradition as a call to battle or during Rosh Hoshana to proclaim the new year. It's an instrument that demands attention.

Homewood bids farewell to pillar of the community

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Marvin Austin’s funeral on Saturday, April 14, was the first I’ve ever attended that ended with the mourners singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
 
It was a perfect ending to the celebration of Marvin’s 89 years of life. 

Hipsters on the way? Make sure we have plenty of avocados

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I don’t think Homewood is going to become Brooklyn anytime soon. But, judging from the reaction to the “Think Homewood” promotional campaign, you’d think the village is trying to portray itself as the next hipster paradise.

Page 2: Dogs on Parade 2018 moves to downtown Flossmoor

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Look for colorful, whimsical dogs and cats to take up residence in downtown Flossmoor this summer. Dogs on Parade is the second iteration of Pets on Parade, which was hosted in 2017 by Homewood as a fundraiser for the South Suburban Humane Society. Also: Homewood's new website, baseball opening day festivities, Homewood Hall of Fame, the Ninjas perform well at state and a local Welshman helps light up Chicago.

One gun, one shooting and one victim — all too close to home

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Why was Edward Klein carrying a gun? It’s been a couple of months since a DuPage County judge ordered Klein — who last May shot Homewood resident Michael Case — to be committed to a secure facility in Wisconsin that specializes in treating seniors with dementia. The case has been resolved, but questions for our society remain.

Constitutional Convention delegates gave home rule power to local officials

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Ann Lousin, a professor at John Marshall Law School, was a research assistant at The Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1970. She writes about how home rule, especially the population threshold, came about.

Ballot questions highlight needs, future stability in our towns

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Flossmoor and Homewood voters have a choice to make in the March 20 election — whether and how they will support their local governments. In Flossmoor, there's a 1 percent sales tax question on the ballot, and in Homewood, voters will be asked to consider granting the village home rule authority.

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