Humane society open house seeks fosters, volunteers

September 17, 2021 - 21:36

South Suburban Humane Society is actively seeking new volunteers and fosters.

Head to the Chicago Heights location at 1103 West End Ave. for a Foster and Volunteer Open House on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1-4 p.m. to learn about volunteer opportunities.

“We have a great need for people to come walk dogs, pet cats, answer phones…pretty much anything someone can think of, we have a volunteer opportunity for,” said Emily Klehm, CEO of SSHS.

Homewood schools $24.5 million budget adopted

September 16, 2021 - 22:02

The District 153 school board adopted a 2021-22 budget of $24.5 million at its Sept. 13 board meeting.

Due to expenses of $26.5 million, the budget shows a deficit of $2 million, according to John Gibson, the district’s chief school finance officer. The board is rectifying the deficit by using a portion of its $7.3 operating fund balance. The fiscal year 2022 budget covers July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Cook County launches third annual Racial Equity Week

September 16, 2021 - 21:58

Cook County officials on Monday kicked off the third annual Racial Equity Week.

This year’s theme will reflect on three words: “Imagine. Intersect. Act.” Activities this week will invite the audience to use their imaginations to understand justice and equity issues at the intersections of identities and encourage all to take action.


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