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Four months after an attempted carjacking in Homewood, a teenage defendant in the case is back in the Cook County Detention Center.

The youth was released from custody twice since the incident and has been found to have violated the terms of his release both times, said Lisa Gordon, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. After his first release, he was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, Gordon said Thursday.

Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Cooper Monday ruled that the youth, who was 17 at the time . . .

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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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