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For 33 years, Brian McCarthy taught abstract concepts at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He retires this month.

Hundreds of alumni remember McCarthy as their physics teacher. He went into the field in part because his parents believed, “I would do a good job explaining what was going on,” he recalls.

“Part of it is just the language we use in physics is math and really it’s like teaching a foreign language. You’re learning what’s going on in the world, but mathematically,” the retiring teacher said. “Some of it also is when we . . .

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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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