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At first glance, it might look like Earl Bell worked his way up using his muscles. A closer look shows that he used attitude and ambition to make the journey from Englewood to Homewood. Still, he credits weight lifting as the source of his success.The Homewood businessman and owner of Ratio 1:1 Fitness has been a personal trainer for 28 years, and his work helped him leave behind a life of crime that began on the streets of Chicago‚Äôs Englewood neighborhood. 

  Earl Bell, founder of Ratio 1:1 Fitness, serves . . .

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Summer events

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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