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Sharing our suburban streets with this summer’s foxes

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun has been appointed to a newly formed panel that will provide input and guidance to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority as the agency’s staff develops a master plan to reconstruct the highway between Rosemont and Oak Lawn.

Paul Braun

Braun is one of 33 members, and nine Chicago-area mayors, named to the Central Tri-State Tollway Corridor Planning Council. The redevelopment of that section of the road - I-294 - is part of Move Illinois, the tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program.

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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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