Deadline for ordering trees from Homewood’s Tree Share Program is Saturday

Eight thousand eggs. Four minutes.That's about how long it takes hundreds of local children — with a little help from parents — to clear the field at Irwin Park in Homewood of treat-filled plastic eggs.The occasional parental help was useful this year because the temperature was still a few degrees shy of freezing Saturday morning, March 28, and more than one youngster learned that it is difficult to pick up plastic eggs with mittens on.Following the egg hunt for young humans, the field was turned over to local canines, who got their turn to . . .

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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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