Homewood will soon have its own craft brewery

Beth Maclin, left, with Renee Keith, right, and REMOC, thefriendly monster, display neonatal intensive care survivalkits that the Little Bear Foundation provides to parentswith premature babies. Maclin is co-founder of thefoundation with her husband, Phil, and Keith is anNICU nurse at Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago. (Provided photo)

Beth and Phil Maclin don’t really think it’s a coincidence that the day after their son was born — three months earlier than they expected — was the very first World Prematurity Awareness Day in 2003.

The local couple, who lived . . .

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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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