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Member of 1994 championship team helps Homewood honor 2014 Vikings football team

The final plan for the $1.2 million Martin Avenue Public Space project took a step forward Tuesday, Dec. 9, when Homewood trustees unanimously approved the proposal. However, a question about tax increment financing cast some doubt on its future.

An overhead view of improvementsplanned for Martin Avenue northof Ridge Road to Chestnut Road.(Image courtesy of Lakota Groupand the Village of Homewood)

Scott Freres, president of The Lakota Group, the company hired by the village to create the plan, characterized the design as "tasteful, simple ... not ostentatious" and emphasized that the group . . .

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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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