Annual Parade of Lights honors fallen firefighters

Akeelah Webster climbs out of the Homewood Fire Department's safety vehicle to escape a simulated fire.

Akeelah Webster emerged from the window as a fire alarm beeped and smoke roiled behind her. She scooted down the ladder as a Homewood firefighter watched, arms ready to catch her if she made a misstep. 

She didn't. 

"I've done this before," she told the firefighter. But it was clear from her smile that she didn't mind practice as she climbed out of the Homewood Fire Department's . . .

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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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