Iwo Jima flag honors Marines’ sacrifice with signatures of survivors

As a reservoir rehab project nears its finish, Flossmoor officials Monday took one final step to prevent future leaks in the 3 million gallon water storage tank.

The village board hired Michels Pipe Services of Montgomery to seal the concrete water tank after other repairs have been completed at the reservoir, located just north of Vollmer Road and west of the Metra railroad tracks. Board members unanimously approved a $25,000 contract for the work. They waived the bidding process due to the emergency nature of the repairs.

Another firm, TECORP Inc., has been working . . .

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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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