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Homewood woman charged with domestic battery

Among the reasons Sarah Austin chose to live at the corner of Loomis Street and Olive Road in Homewood: She loves her bungalow, she loves the neighborhood and she loved the seven beautiful ash trees that shaded the property.

Notice the past tense.

Sarah Austin, left, shows RonEhlers the door she has craftedfor a children's book sectionof the Little Free Library thetwo are building in Homewood. (Photo by Eric Crump/TheChronicle)

All ash trees are gone, victims of the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle whose larvae gobble the . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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