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Initiative to recycle holiday lights, trees opens Nov. 21

Whether at the beginning of your holiday decorating or at the end, the Homewood-Flossmoor community has holiday recycling options.

When you’re getting your holiday lights ready, remember to dispose of the old or unusable strings through recycling. Collection stations are open from Monday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Flossmoor Village Hall, H-F Ice Arena, H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, Irons Oaks, Irwin Community Center and Wiley’s Grill.

The Christmas tree recycling program begins Dec. 26 and continues through Jan. 18 at the Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, Western . . .

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Summer events

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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