Homewood convenience store robbed Monday

  Alice Nguyen (left) and  Angela Latham sit in an  old school desk. (Photos by   Marilyn Thomas/  H-F Chronicle) 

Willow School second graders can tell you about James Hart and the Homewood Brick Yard, the Gottschalk House and when Homewood became a village.

It’s all part of the social studies curriculum teachers use to introduce students to history.

But the 7-year-olds got lots of surprises when they toured the 125-year-old Dorband-Howe House in May. They stood in a kitchen that . . .

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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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