Friar will speak at Lenten mission March 10 and 11

Mayor Richard Hofeld attended the opening of Pop'sSnack Shop in Homewood with the owners Richardand Rita Gavin, along with their family, and AngelaOtto, the village's Economic Development Director. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) 

Pop's Snack Shop in downtown Homewood is about candy — but not just about candy, according to owners of the new business, Richard and Rita Gavin. They also intend it to fill a niche that has faded from the scene in recent years.Quite a few places, from big box stores to gas stations to liquor stores, sell candy. The . . .

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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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