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Homewood schools getting more state aid this year

  Chain saw ice sculpting is a regular part of the annual   Holiday Lights festival in Homewood. (Photos by Eric   Crump/H-F Chronicle)

When the 60-foot Colorado spruce in Homewood's Irwin Park was blown over in March, the community lost the tree that crowds gathered around for years during winter festivals.Its place was not empty long. When Santa Claus hits the switch Friday, Dec. 2, to illuminate Irwin Park in a festive glow, a new community holiday tree will be the center of attention.Within days of . . .

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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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