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Flossmoor buys vacant downtown land for development

One common theme in the community reaction to the recent blackface incident — four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who posted a video online of themselves in blackface — was that this is a teachable moment.It sure is. One thing I’m learning is why blackface is so offensive. Almost everyone seems to understand that blackface has a racist history, but saying something is racist is not sufficient. That’s too abstract. It’s easy, especially for white people I’m afraid, to understand something is racist but still not fully comprehend the effect it can have on the . . .

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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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