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  Jay Readey of Flossmoor, left, takes a selfie with  fellow hikers who made a trek this summer around  the Outerbelt, a network of parks and preserves  surrounding the Chicago metro area. (Provided photo)Flossmoor resident Jay Readey recently hiked the perimeter of the Chicago area on the Outerbelt, which mostly follows forest preserve trails around the region. Readey, a community development attorney, is a founder of the Outerbelt Alliance. He spoke with the H-F Chronicle about his two-week trip. Can you give a brief description . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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