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Scenes from the 16th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest

  Coming soon to Flossmoor? (Stock photo  by MarkHatfield) I have no idea if the citizens of Flossmoor, in an advisory referendum later this year, will vote to overturn the village’s longtime ban on parking pickup trucks in residential neighborhoods. But I do have a few suggestions.   Tom Houlihan If voters overwhelmingly choose to overturn the zoning law prohibiting trucks on driveways — and the village board goes along with their recommendation — Flossmoor should immediately declare itself the pickup center of the Chicago area. An annual pickup truck festival . . .

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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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