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Flossmoor Giants top Homewood Royal Pains in first Battle for the Viking Helmet

While the fate of Amtrak service remains uncertain as Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled legislature continue a budget stalemate, Homewood officials are taking action to defend the village's rail service.On Friday, two village staff members visited Homewood Metra Station during the morning and afternoon commute peaks to hand out postcards provided by the Midwest High Speed Rail Association. The postcards urge riders to contact their state representatives and express their support for maintaining transit service.Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said Saturday that he expects if . . .

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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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