Park district agrees to investigate costs for splash pad replacement

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The Flossmoor Public Library used to be a place people went for something someone else had created — a book, a musical recording, a movie. Now it also has a “makerspace” where people can create something of their own, from an oil painting to an animated movie.

At Inspiration Station, there’s even a helpful hint from Thomas Edison on the wall: “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

But anyone who’s moved to follow Edison’s inspirational advice will find not junk but the latest in technological . . .

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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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