Rabid bat discovered near Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor

Video game machines at a Homewood establishment. (Photo by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

Video gambling is coming to Flossmoor.

In a unanimous vote Monday, village board members approved a local ordinance change so that video slot and poker machines, previously prohibited, are permitted in Flossmoor. There was no discussion of the proposed ordinance change at Monday’s meeting and no audience members had comments about the vote. The ordinance change goes into effect immediately.

It was clear, however, that village officials are betting that legalizing the machines will have little effect on . . .

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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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