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Day’s delay for garbage pick-up

Flossmoor Road, passable courtesy of Flossmoor PublicWorks plow crews. (Photo by Eric Crump/The Chronicle)

When first predicted, last weekend’s storm looked like it would bring between six and 10 inches of snow.

In Flossmoor, public works crews started fighting the storm at 11 p.m. Saturday. They didn’t stop for two days. After nearly 44 hours of non-stop snow removal, they shut their trucks down at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, which, appropriately enough, was Groundhog Day.

At their meeting Monday night, village board . . .

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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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