Volunteers make it easy to recycle holiday trees and light strands

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Election season is a special time in Munchkin Land.

From their earliest years, Munchkins know the importance of voting and how a strong electorate is the key to stability in their tiny, well-kept towns.   Tom Houlihan“We are small but mighty,” the mayor of Munchkin City told the assembled throng at a torchlight election rally. “Together we are strong and will prepare our young Munchkins for the rigors that lie ahead.”  . . .

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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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