Diversity Dinner planning session on Saturday

Far from home and searching for a better life during a time of war, Dr. Sam Kormoi and his wife Mary packed up their life and picked Homewood as their new place of residence in 1999.   Fatima SwarayOriginally from the West African nation of Sierra Leone, violence and turmoil forced the couple to uproot from their native land. The country was wracked by civil war between 1991 and 2002.  Kormoi and his wife, a registered nurse, are thousands of miles from their homeland but that has not diminished their love and connection . . .

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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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