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H-F cafeteria workers look to school board for help with wage increases

Maple Tree Inn is getting ready for a January opening. Owners Katie and Erich Wennberg told Homewood village board members they are busy working with two consultants to get the restaurant ready for diners. They have not announced an official opening date, but promised it would be sometime in mid-January. During a presentation before the board Tuesday, Dec. 10, Katie Wennberg told trustees “the final specs are ready to go.”  The longtime Blue Island landmark is moving to 18849 Dixie Highway, the former location of the The Cottage on Dixie restaurant. Trustees unanimously . . .

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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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