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Spending dips in Flossmoor’s zero growth budget for new fiscal year

If Republic Steel had remained open, Bruce Brozynski might never have come to Parker Junior High School.Brozynski is retiring this spring after 16 years as assistant principal at Parker. His 27 years in education started after his first career – in accounting – came to a close when Republic, on Chicago’s Southeast Side, shut down in 1987. Brozynski, who grew up close to the steel mill, worked there as an accountant and a yard boss.“I had already done some grade school coaching when the mill closed,” he said. “Someone suggested I go back to school to get teaching . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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