Daughter carries on legacy as McBride Engineering marks 50 years

  While DQ fans gather to watch, owner Kevin Welsh   and crew work into the evening to secure the   building after it was heavily damaged in an early   morning crash. (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) 

On Tuesday evening, Kevin Welsh, owner of Dairy Queen, and his crew met at the Homewood establishment. But unlike a typical summer evening, they weren't serving the shop's popular ice cream treats. They were busy securing the building after it was heavily damaged when an SUV slammed into it early 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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