Home 2 Home Project calls Hodgkins home

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By Carol McGowan The mission sounds simple: To transform the spaces of the formerly homeless by reclaiming and re-purposing gently used household items and furniture thus creating a “Home.” For Home 2 Home founder Janelle Towne, it’s been a long ride. It all started in November of 2016, when Towne’s seventh-grade daughter told her she…

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Rev. Parker unveils new Emmett Till book in Summit

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By Carol McGowan Nearly 150 people showed up to give support to Summit’s Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr. last week on the day his much-awaited book was released. The book, officially released on January 10, is called “A Few Days Full of Trouble,” and is described as “revelations on the journey to justice for my cousin…

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Stickney Forest View Library names interim director

Stickney Forest View Library

By Carol McGowan The Stickney Forest View Public Library District has a new interim executive director following the sudden departure of Leighton Shell. Details are unclear why Shell is no longer with the library, but Danielle Taylor has taken over the helm. Taylor has been the interim director since December 16, but has been with…

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Justice celebrates long-time business owners

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By Carol McGowan Longtime business owners were recognized earlier this month as part of Justice’s Milestone Recognition Program. Peggy Schillne, economic development coordinator for the village, said the awards are something the village hands out annually to recognize businesses that have been operating in the village for a long time. Trustee Stan Ogorek presented Gregory…

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Forest View honors those who served

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By Carol McGowan The Village of Forest View welcomed veterans, their families, and the community for their annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor all who served. The annual ceremony took place on Veterans Day at 11 a.m. in front of village hall. Mayor Nancy Miller welcomed everyone and thanked the veterans that were there saying…

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Hodgkins police respond to report of armed person at UPS

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Hodgkins Police were dispatched to UPS this week after a call came in about a subject being seen with a handgun in the area of bus terminal 1 at the facility at 1 UPS Way. Responding officers did an extensive search of the area on Tuesday, November 15, including the wooded area near 75th Street…

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Car crashes into Hodgkins Village Hall

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By Carol McGowan The Hodgkins Village Hall remains open for business and early voting after a vehicle crashed through the back end of the building last week. Just before 4 p.m. on October 26, a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis was parked in a handicap space in the rear parking lot. The driver, a woman in…

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Interior Secretary Haaland tours site of Emmett Till Memorial

Secretary Haaland at Till Center

By Carol McGowan Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, visited Summit last Friday to get a first-hand look at the site of the future Mamie Till Mobley and Emmett Till Memorial at Argo High School. Haaland then met with community leaders and had lunch with Emmett’s cousin, the Rev. Wheeler Parker, at the Emmett Till…

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