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Homewood joins land bank to address vacant buildings

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld looks on while MarvinAustin, right, offers a mint to a youngster during a Meet the Mayor session in December 2014. Austin has long been a regular at village hall on Saturday mornings. (Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

On opening day for Homewood Baseball & Softball this year, one of the ceremonial first pitches was high and inside. But it was pretty good for an octogenerian arm. The pitcher was Marvin Austin, who was given the first-pitch honor for his role as one of the founders of . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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