James Hart actors to perform “Seussical Jr.”

  Plans are underway to  restore Flossmoor's  downtown clock tower.  (Photo by Tom Houlihan/  H-F Chronicle) 

Fans of “Back to the Future” remember a downtown clock tower that plays a notable role in the film. Scorched by a 1955 lighting strike, the tower’s clock is still out of service 30 years later.

There’s nothing cinematic about Flossmoor’s downtown clock tower, which caps two stories of businesses and apartments across the street from the village’s Metra station. The tower's . . .

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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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