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Mayor: Portillo’s coming to Homewood

Storytellers provided some memorable images Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the first anniversary Homewood Stories show at Grady's Grille.Greg Weiss' story included projectile spinach. 

Homewood Stories founder Karen O'Donnell, left, preparesto blow out the candle on a birthday cake to mark the show's first anniversary. Local storyteller RichardAspell holds the cake. (Photoby Eric Crump/The Chronicle)

Mike Welsh threw a pitch right at the audience. Fortunately, the baseball was invisible, so no one got beaned.Paul Teodo introduced us to Henry the straw-hat-and . . .

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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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