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As filing ends, candidates start preparing for April election

More than 50 local residents are volunteering to spend long hours away from home making critical decisions about Homewood-Flossmoor area schools, parks and municipal government.

They are the declared candidates in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election. In the weeks to come they will do their best to persuade their neighbors why they should be elected to the legislative units of local governments that educate children, keep the streets clear of snow and supervise recreational programs on public land.

Filing ended Dec. 19 for the candidates as they finished submitting petitions and other paperwork . . .

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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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