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Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun Monday condemned the actions of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd.

George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after an officer placed a knee to his neck for several minutes. The incident sparked protests and rioting nationwide, including in south suburban areas close to Flossmoor, where a number of businesses were left in ruin.

Braun denounced the officers’ conduct at the beginning of the June 1 village board meeting. He said the incident as well as other instances of police brutality against black Americans in 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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