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Local police officers take to the roofs Friday to help Special Olympics

Our cover story by Carrie Steinweg explored the work and ideas of Vegging Out, a local group founded by Mary Ellen Pinzino that supports vegan/vegetarian dining. The group works with local restaurants to help them increase their vegan offerings.In business news, Carole Sharwarko reported that after six decades in Homewood, Dunnings Market was moving to the space on Sterling Avenue in Flossmoor left vacant by the closing of Bakewell Bakery. Tom Houlihan reported on the completion of improvements to traffic flow in downtown Flossmoor to make the area safer for pedestrians.On the occasion of Aretha . . .

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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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