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Flossmoor, District 161 will split new communications post

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is taking steps to help students who might be emotionally distraught over the death Saturday of a student.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the student as Romane D. Taylor Jr., 17, of Chicago Heights. He died Saturday night as a result of injuries suffered in a shooting that afternoon.

H-F Superintendent Von Mansfield and Principal Jerry Lee Anderson sent an announcement Monday to parents and guardians of students to remind them of counseling services the school offers.

"It is possible that your child may display some signs of grief or trauma at . . .

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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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