Police to conduct critical incident exercise Thursday at Churchill School

A bicycle, in our increasingly complex world, remains a relatively simple machine.Few simple machines, however, offer us such freedom when we climb aboard.Bikes have only a handful of moving parts — pedals and chains, sprockets and wheels — but make the most of their simplicity like few objects in our lives. We take our seat, start pedaling and can travel near or far. Using our own muscles we can cover mile after mile without, blessedly, the need for any digital devices. And it’s a means of transportation that has relatively little adverse effect on the environment . . .

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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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