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Online fund started for Homewood man following Amtrak shooting

Friends and family are asking for support for the medical bills of an Amtrak conductor and Homewood resident who was the victim of a May 15 shooting on the Naperville train platform. 

Michael Case, a Navy veteran, was shot in the torso, according to Naperville police. 

Police said Case was on the station platform when a disgruntled passenger fired at him from an open window inside the train. The shooter was restrained by other passengers, police said. Police took 79-year-old Edward Klein of West Allis, Wisconsin, into custody.

Case . . .

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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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