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Half marathon to lead runners through Flossmoor

No, they’re not the suburban equivalent of crop circles.

The past few winters, however, the mysterious lines on local streets have appeared repeatedly in the H-F area.

As it turns out, the lines are not related to extraterrestrial activity, or anything remotely eerie. But they do have something to do with beet juice.

Lines on Polly Lane in Flossmoor before the start of Wednesday's snowstorm.
(Patty Houlihan)

When the lines appear on streets, it's a good sign that a winter storm is on the way and public works crews . . .

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Summer events

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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