Death connected to Homewood fire ruled a homicide

First-time candidate Monica Gordon poses withnominating petitions in Springfield. The Flossmoorresident collected 2,500 signatures in order to beon the ballot for the 40th District of the state senate. (Provided photo) A Flossmoor resident is looking to become the new Illinois senator for the 40th District, which includes Homewood, Flossmoor and a large swath of suburban and exurban Chicago. Monica Gordon has filed nominating petitions as a Democratic candidate for the 40th District Illinois Senate seat, and she’s coming into her campaign expressing great confidence. “I know I’m the best candidate . . .

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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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