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  Construction of the NewStar apartment building on  Leavitt Avenue in Flossmoor is about to begin.  (Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle)  Right now, the fenced-in building site near downtown Flossmoor looks like a hole in the ground and a pair of self-standing brick walls. But construction at 1032 and 1038 Leavitt Ave. is about to begin in earnest. Dan Strick, CEO of New Star Services, said Saturday that crews this week will pour the foundation for a six-unit apartment building that will be home . . .

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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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