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Furloughed? Head to Flossmoor for a pint

Editor's note: This story was provided by the Flossmoor Community Relations Committee. It is part of a series that paired local black-owned business people with their counterparts from history. This story features Brenda Livingston, owner of Maxine's Boutique, and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a 19th century dress maker.What inspired you to start your business?The decision to enter into the retail apparel business was strongly inspired and influenced by my parents. They were the original owners of Maxine's. Our corporate store is located in the near Pill Hill community. It is owned . . .

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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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