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Questions on 175th Street TIF proposal emerge at hearing

What the tornado didn’t take of James Hart Junior High teacher Ric Druse’s home on June 22, a bulldozer finished off last week.

But friends, colleagues and Homewood residents are there for Druse with monetary donations, students hosting fundraisers and a clothing drive for his neighbors.

When James Hart teacher RicDruse lost his house in atornado, his supportersincluded, from left, ChrisSchaeflein, former Hartprincipal, Dale Mitchell,District 153 superintendent,and Scott McAlister, Hartprincipal, who helped withthe cleanup. (Provided photo)

Druse, a former Homewood resident, is living in Coal City, a . . .

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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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