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District 161 seeks new Heather Hill principal, special education director

How many apps do you have on your smartphone or tablet? Do you think you could create an app designed for Homewood residents?

The Homewood Public Library is hosting an app competition as part of the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking.

Hacking usually means someone is stealing private or government information. But for the National Day of Civic Hacking, organizers at Code for America ask people to find ways to make technology work for them and their communities.

Tori Alt, the library’s emerging technologies assistant, said Homewood’s civic hacking activity . . .

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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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