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The Thornton Police Association has chosen Greg Eggebrecht as its Officer of the Year. He had spent 25 years with the Glenwood police and has worked a total of 37 years in law enforcement. His son, Matthew, is a Chicago police officer. Three of his nephews and a son-in-law are also cops. Congratulations for serving and protecting to Greg and all of our law enforcement officers.
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Congratulations to this year's winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Jordyn Bush, a student at Marian Catholic High School, won first place for her entry titled, “Jordyn Alexis.”
First runner-up was Emma Novak, a student at Homewood-Flossmoor, for her piece titled, "Macarons." Second runner-up was Lucy Sloan, also from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, for "Gone Hunting." And third runner-up was Maria Salcedo, of Marian Catholic High School, for "Ms. Music."
I was amazed by the talent of these young artists. Each one deserved a special award for creativity and imagination. I hope they will continue to express themselves through art and develop their remarkable talent. My thanks also go out to the art teachers for guiding their students and inspiring them to create such beautiful works.
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Twenty years ago today in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a terrorist attack occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 victims and injuring hundreds of others. At the site of the attack, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, state and federal government officials gathered today to remember the victims, the first responders, the law enforcement officers and prosecutors. The terrorists failed to break our indomitable American spirit or the bonds that unite all Americans.
It is that time once again, as the Homewood Farmers Market runs on Saturdays, from May 23 through Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Village Hall parking lot, 2020 Chestnut. For more information on Homewood Farmers Market, visit www.HomeSweetHomewood.com or call (708)798-3000.