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Youth empowerment conference set for Feb. 4

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Saturday is Earth Day, and much attention is appropriately paid to big environmental problems and the policies we use to address them (Won't polar bears be grateful that the tropics migrated to them? When will kayak taxis be available in Manhattan? And who needs the Environmental Protection Agency anyway?).

  Eric Crump

One Homewood resident, Betty Baker, has her eye on a problem that doesn't always get the same level of . . .

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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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