Man beaten, robbed in carjacking at his home

The purchase of a used pumper truck for the Homewood Fire Department was approved by the village board Tuesday, June 25. Deputy Chief Steve DeJong traveled to Manhasset, New York, last month to inspect the pumper and ensure that all proper testing and maintenance had been done.The 2004 Pierce Dash will cost the village $141,000, plus $2,000 to ship it from New York and $2,000 for contingency. Homewood received a grant from the state for $100,000 to help pay for the truck. The Pierce Dash will be used in a secondary role. A . . .

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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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