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Scenes from Flossmoor Baseball opening day

Illinois Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D – Chicago Heights, who represents Flossmoor in the Illinois legislature, released the following statement Sunday, Aug. 13, after voting to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of historic school funding reform contained in Senate Bill 1.  “For decades, Illinois students have suffered under a system of school funding that is outdated, inequitable and unjust. Children living in communities with little property wealth have been relegated to a sub-par education while homeowners have suffered under increasing property taxes. Years of hard work on both sides of the aisle have worked to change that . . .

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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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