Tribute honors former Homewood resident

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District gave approval to a special permit that will allow the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce to host Hops in Homewood in Irwin Park on July 30.

At its March 15 meeting, the board agreed to the one-time liquor license as long as the event is cordoned off from the park’s playground area, which will remain open.

The chamber has been working with the Village of Homewood on the initiative that may draw as many as 800 persons to the afternoon event. Guests 21-and-over will pay a . . .

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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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