H-F Park District marks 50 years of success

Residents fill the meeting room Monday night at IrwinCommunity Center to learn more and express concernsabout a proposed casino development at Halsted Streetand Interstate 80/294. (Quinn Crump/H-F Chronicle) A room of about 100 Homewood residents in the Irwin Community Center was divided Monday as the village board held a hearing and voted to move closer toward a new casino that would straddle the border with East Hazel Crest. Wind Creek Hospitality, of Alabama, hopes to build a casino on 24 acres of land near the interchange of Interstate 80 and Halsted Street . . .

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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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