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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly is sponsoring an annual Congressional Art Competition open to high school students residing or attending a school within the 2nd Congressional District.

The winner’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year, and the winner will be invited to attend an unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Students can submit their artwork at Kelly’s district office, 600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505 in Matteson. Submissions will be accepted between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 31.

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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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