Local legislators foresee more cooperation under new Speaker Welch

January 17, 2021 - 15:04
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Representatives of Homewood and Flossmoor believe a new Speaker of the House in Springfield offers a chance for the General Assembly to move in a different direction.

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-Hillside) was elected Wednesday to succeed Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) as speaker of the Illinois House. He’ll be the first African American to serve in the role in state history.

COVID-19 numbers: Jan. 16

January 16, 2021 - 20:46
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This graph shows trends in cases (the dark line) and deaths (the gold bars) in Illinois since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The two reports are at different scales but show the trajectories in each category. The scale for cases (thousands) is on the right. The scale for deaths (hundreds) is on the left.

H-F High sets Feb. 16 for some students to return to in-person learning

January 16, 2021 - 11:01
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Homewood-Flossmoor High School will institute its hybrid learning model on Tuesday, Feb. 16, but there is a caveat to the decision.

In a letter to parents dated Jan. 15, Superintendent Von Mansfield and Principal Jerry Anderson said the plan would be put in place if reports of COVID-19 infections in the H-F area continue to decline.

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