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Venerable Flossmoor fire truck returns home for Fourth of July parade

A Homewood resident moved more than 2,000 miles away from his home in Trinidad to start a new life and seize opportunity.

Nearly 10 years later, Keith Finlay was granted Unites States citizenship but said it wasn’t an easy journey.

  Keith Finley reached his goal  recently of becoming a U.S.   citizen. (Photo by Brittney  Ermon/H-F Chronicle)

Finley officially became a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony in April. At the ceremony, Finlay and other new citizens . . .

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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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