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Artists performing Oct. 14 in domestic violence benefit

Reading is an essential part of life.  That’s why Homewood-Flossmoor High School has begun using Lexile, a new tool measuring the independent reading skills of all students. A Lexile assessment was given to every student in September. It provides teachers information on how students read and comprehend; how they process the information they’ve read and are able to address questions about it; how they apply what they’ve read to a writing assignment or take it into a conversation or discussion. Lexile is the latest in a string of improvements in reading at the . . .

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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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