The weather was a bit fickle during local Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday. The sun smiled upon the early events -- the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Run for Freedom 5K and the Homewood and Flossmoor parades.Then as the park district's Family Fun Fest at Izaak Walton Preserve was getting started shortly after 11 a.m., the rains came. Fortunately, the showers were brief. Park district staff member Joe DeCiccio said the crew was prepared for bad weather and monitored weather radar to make sure there was no dangerous lightning in the area. Because there was no . . .
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