Grandpa’s Garage Sale

Police officers often meet members of their communities under difficult circumstances, when the residents have either apparently violated a law or have been victims of a crime. National Night Out is intended as a chance for residents and police to mingle under friendlier, less fraught conditions, and on Tuesday, Aug. 1, Homewood and Flossmoor residents came out in droves to meet their officers and have some fun.Both events featured food and games, with officers and kids tossing water balloons to each other.In Homewood, the water-balloon toss has become so popular that it grew from one . . .

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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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