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Kansas City and St. Louis historic train trips planned in September

Midwest Rail Rangers is presenting train trips to Kansas City and St. Louis on the Hollywood Beach, a 1950s observation train car.
 
The first guided excursion is from Chicago to Kansas City, leaving Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 15, departing Union Station at 3 p.m. and arriving in Kansas City at 10 p.m. 

Schools adapt to increased prevalence of food allergies

An estimated 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under 18, according to the Food Allergy Research & Education organization (FARE). That equates to about one in 13 kids or roughly two in each classroom. 

 

Kelly addresses census importance, concerns at community briefing

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly says the stakes are high as the 2020 national census nears, and that all south suburban residents should make sure they are counted next year. A low turnout, Kelly said at a recent forum, could reduce the number of the Illinois Congressional delegation in Washington.
 

Village denies liquor license for Flossmoor BP gas station

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday denied a request for the Flossmoor BP gas station to obtain a different liquor license so that it could pursue video gambling machines. The BP gas station at 3950 Vollmer Road has a license to sell packaged beer and wine, but owner Gayatri Patel requested a license to sell beer and wine that would be consumable on the premises; this type of liquor license is required for a business to apply for a video gambling license. 
 

Box cars for bus safety

A group of students from Homewood School District 153 recently helped the Village of Homewood and Homewood School District 153 produce a public safety video on school bus safety. The video by local documentary filmmaker Anne Colton is still in production but is expected to be finished sometime this month. 

 

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