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Hammers, nails, two-by-fours, sheets of plywood. And creativity.

A record-setting rain Sept. 27 brought waves of destruction through Flossmoor, overwhelming the village’s sewage and stormwater system, flooding residents’ basements and stranding vehicles on waterlogged streets.
 

The cluster of small businesses in the village’s downtown was no exception.
 

The brunt of the damage hit Coldwell Banker, whose owners permanently vacated their corner office suite at Sterling Avenue and Flossmoor Road after water pressure from overflowing sewers broke off the business's doors and flooded its 5,000-square-foot space.
 

The entire Civic Center Building had several feet of flooding in the basement . . .

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Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

Community Calendar