Flossmoor homeowner: Butterfield Creek is carrying away my yard

Former H-F Park Board member Pat Nevins sits on a bench install in his honor in Patriot Park. (Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

When Pat Nevins and his family moved to Homewood in 1987, he remembers a “Future Park Site” sign at the former Army radar site on 187th Street near Center Avenue in his neighborhood. He never thought he’d help see the park plans to fruition.

These days Patriots Park, built on that old 11-acre Army site, has a special place honoring Nevins, who served for 18 years . . .

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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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