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A decision on the joint casino application for Homewood and East Hazel Crest may not come until the fall.

The Illinois Gaming Board has a year from the Oct. 28, 2019, application deadline to make a decision on casino license applications. After that, the board can issue a written explanation to each applicant explaining why a decision hasn’t been made and when it can reasonably expect a determination. 

“The IGB does not comment on the status of pending applications, other than to say that it is processing, vetting and investigating the new casino applicant submissions,” gaming board . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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