Amtrak conductor thankful for Homewood’s ‘massive love’ after being shot

Homewood police issued a statement Wednesday afternoon providing an explanation about an encounter between a father and a group of teens Tuesday.The encounter occurred about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, after an apparent conflict between a youth and a group of teens at Irwin Park.According to a story by CBS Channel 2 in Chicago, the youth contacted his father and reported he was being chased by the group of teens.The father responded to the scene and confronted the group. Homewood police were contacted by an anonymous caller and also responded to 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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