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Page 2: The Chronicle looks to funding its future

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In June, the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle turned 5. Time to explore options for building on the foundation. Also: Recyclepalooza volunteers help area residents repurpose and recycle difficult items, Homewood Arts Council opens its gallery and MABAS 24 President Kevin Welsh expresses concerns about another possible hospital closure in the South Suburbs.

Mickey’s buckets, and a look at our wettest-ever month of May

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It started with a puddle on our basement floor. At first, we thought it was due to a leaky washing machine that spits out small amounts of water at the end of the final spin cycle. But, when the water would not drain, we knew it was more serious.

Why blackface carries the weight of history

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One common theme in the community reaction to the recent blackface incident — four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who posted a video online of themselves in blackface — was that this is a teachable moment. It sure is.

One thing I’m learning is why blackface is so offensive. 

 

Nuances of nationalism, illusion of diversity must be faced in H-F

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I was still half-asleep, and fully cursing the rising sun when national headlines of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students in blackface came across my screen. I wish I could say that the news of suburban white boys painting their faces black left me anything more than disappointed.

Interested in change? 3 tips to channel passion into volunteering

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Lately, we have all witnessed suffering and observed events that perhaps enraged our senses and shook our spirits to the core. If the craziness of the world lights a fire under you to make a change, one productive way to channel your energy is by volunteering. 

Fixing crumbling infrastructure no easy task

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It must have seemed like it was raining concrete at the Dixie Highway viaduct for a few days in mid-April. Police took reports of debris falling from the structure and at least one report of someone throwing chunks at vehicles. 

Also: An update on VFW Post Commander John Beele's Iwo Jima flag project.

What we want, who we are – and finding a link during H-F election

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Chronicle editor Tom Houlihan discusses race and diversity in the Homewood-Flossmoor region in a column he wrote before the community became outraged over a video that showed local teens wearing blackface.

 

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