New park budget makes room for Lions pool improvements

(Photo by Tom Houlihan)

You hear the chirp followed by, perhaps, a brief flash of red.

Then the feathered warrior swoops down, coming distressingly close to your head, and bringing back unpleasant memories of Alfred Hitchcock’s avian horror story, “The Birds.”

Red-winged blackbirds have reportedly scared the bejabbers out of golfers at Coyote Run for close to a decade. This year, for the first time, the golf course has posted signs warning patrons that they may be buzzed from on high. The signs tell golfers to beware of nesting blackbirds that are “very . . .

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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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