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La Voute chef down to earth but with big vision

(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

The next time you sit under a tree at Ballantrae Park, swing a bat on an Apollo Park diamond or admire the landscaping around the Irwin Center, think of Adolfo Villagomez.

This Homewood-Flossmoor Park District employee leaves April 29 after 26 years of mowing, landscaping, planting trees, plowing snow and doing a host of other jobs on the six-man parks crew.

“He’s a worker everyone would want on their team—a great guy who has so much experience. He will be hard to replace,” said . . .

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Summer events

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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