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Unique ‘groundbreaking’ points toward Flossmoor economic development

With minutes to go before the Big Banana Drop, the mayor of Munchkin Land scanned the net bag high above an enormous bowl of ice cream.He knew the giant banana split was central to the Munchkin New Year celebration and he was slightly worried. What if the bag didn’t open? What if the bananas missed the bowl and instead landed on excited young Munchkins? What if there was a malfunction in the chocolate syrup delivery system?   Tom HoulihanStill, he kept smiling. 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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