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Ford Heights man faces multiple charges after hit and run crash Friday in Homewood

A Ford Heights man faces a number of traffic charges after striking a motorcyclist and leaving the scene Friday evening, according to Homewood police.Jeremiah Johnson, 18, allegedly was trying to evade Chicago Heights police officers. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. the 2007 silver Ford Crown Victoria he was driving struck a motorcycle in the 1900 block of 183rd Street.Johnson and a passenger fled the scene on foot but were apprehended a short time later. Both were placed in the custody of Chicago Heights police.The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening . . .

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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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