Flossmoor fire truck renovation takes center stage on TV this week

Kristi DeLaurentiis has been selected to take the helm of the South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA) starting Jan. 1.

  Kristi DeLaurentiis

Homewood and Flossmoor are members of the council of governments organization that manages SSMMA. The organization serves 45 municipalities with assistance on a range of issues, including transportation, legislation, economic development, land use and housing and community development.

DeLaurentiis will take over from Executive Director Ed Paesel who is retiring from the job he’s had for more than 17 years.

The new SSMMA executive director has . . .

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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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