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Minor injuries were reported Thursday afternoon following a school bus accident at Birch Road and Center Avenue in Homewood. A bus carrying 35 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students was involved in the crash, said Jodi Bryant, the high school’s director of human resources and public relations.

Fire departments from Homewood, Flossmoor, Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest responded to the accident, which was reported to Homewood police at 3:26 p.m.

Bryant said four students reported some type of injury or pain as a result of the accident. Two of those students were . . .

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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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