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Scott Mehaffey

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Homewood-Flossmoor High School journalism students turned in a near-record performance at last week’s Illinois High School Association state finals, outdistancing other teams by a wide margin to take first place.

H-F won the journalism championship for the second time in the last five years. Team members tallied 30 points to take first place at the state finals at Eastern Illinois University. Stevenson High School came in second with 18 points and Naperville Central High School took third with 17 points.

Journalism teacher Glen Leyden, advisor to the . . .

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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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