Crash victim identified as Country Club Hills man

July 27, 2021 - 14:38

This story was updated at 9:43 p.m. July 27 with additional details.

The 24-year-old man who died in an early morning weekend crash has been identified as Leland D. Jones Jr. of County Club Hills, according to a spokeswoman from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Around 5 a.m. on July 24, Jones was driving his maroon 2016 Chevrolet Malibu west on 187th Street near Loomis Avenue in Homewood when his vehicle hit a tree.

Art of Brewing benefit party is Thursday

July 26, 2021 - 21:48

Guests at the Art of Brewing party Thursday will get a chance to try four Rabid Brewing specialties given to guests in an orange chill pack by the Homewood Science Center, host of the evening’s program.

Brewery owners Raiye Rosado and Tobias Cinchon specially selected what they are calling a flight of Science Select — three beers and a hard seltzer. 

D161 hears new plan for streaming tech, shifts asphalt repair project, settles lawsuit

July 25, 2021 - 20:27

Flossmoor School District 161 could get back to streaming its board of education meetings and more in the near future.

Superintendent Dana Smith pitched a streaming technology improvement plan to the district’s board of education on Monday, July 19, that would see the district pay $26,557 to Pentegra Systems for the tools to combine data streams to provide clear sounds and visuals for people streaming events such as the board meetings.


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