The day that Muhammad Ali came to Heather Hill School

Dr. Ralph Kruse(Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle)

For some 18,000 people, it’s a good thing Dr. Ralph Kruse had back pain when he was a young man.

Kruse was a pre-med student at State University of New York - Stony Brook with plans to become a veterinarian.

“But I’d had this back pain for four years,” Kruse said. “A friend said, ‘You should go to my chiropractor.’ I wasn’t so sure about whether I wanted to do that, but I’d tried everything else.

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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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