Rep. Kelly sponsors legislation to advance maternal health

In our cover feature, Marilyn Thomas provided an explanation of how Coyote Run Superintendent Dave Ward has incorporated native prairie plant species in the H-F Park District's golf course.Top news stories included coverage of the summer's biggest event in Homewood, the WGN Block Party, which took over the downtown area July 13 with music, a parade and a chance for the station's metro audience to get a taste of Homewood's charm.Carole Sharwarko covered the sudden closing of one of Flossmoor's most popular businesses, Bakewell Bakery. Eric Crump wrote about Homewood's . . .

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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.

Community Calendar