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LGBTQ group feels ‘whirlwind’ of love after village website change

Vandals spray painted graffiti on buildings at Apollo Park in Homewood this week. Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas said the hateful drawings and words were discovered on the concession building when park district staff did their daily rounds of garbage pick-up. The vandalism occurred between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. She said a resident also notified the park district of the damage and Homewood police were notified. Park district staff painted over the graffiti within two hours of its discovery, Kopas said. The shed for Homewood Baseball & Softball at Apollo Park . . .

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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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