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Robbery suspect apprehended Sept. 23 by off-duty law enforcement officer

Jim Gannon said his capture of a bank robbery suspect in Homewood on Friday, Sept. 23, was just luck.Gannon, chief investigator for the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board, is a retired Homewood police officer and currently a Homewood reserve officer. He was walking home from the Metra station about 4 p.m. when he noticed news helicopters hovering over town.Then he saw about 15 police vehicles from various south suburban departments go past, and he began to think something serious had happened."As I approached Cedar Road,  a tall male  I did not recognize . . .

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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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