Commuters stuck downtown when power surge knocks out Metra Electric line

COVID-19 testing has come to the South Suburbs. A drive-thru testing site opened Tuesday morning in Markham at the state's auto emissions testing site, 3824 W. 159th St.

Tests are free and priority is given to first responders, heath care workers, at risk populations including people 65 and older, and anyone 18 and older showing symptoms. Symptoms include those commonly associated with COVID-19: shortness of breath, fever, cough and tiredness.

The site was open to first responders only on Tuesday but will be open to the public on Wednesday, April 15. It will operate from . . .

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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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