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Opinion: Good deed becomes charity mishap

Homewood District 153 shared a special moment in its online newsletter published Friday, Dec. 19:

"Christmas came early for Keira (4th-grade) and Kyle (6th-grade) Brockington when mom, Crystal, surprised them in their classrooms on December 16. Ms. Brockington who serves in the U.S. Navy, has been stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, since June. Her kids didn't know she had been granted a two-week leave," according to the district publication . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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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