Flossmoor adopts 3-cent per gallon gas tax

The rest of America is finally discovering Juneteenth.

The holiday has been a secret-in-plain-sight for 155 years. African Americans have always known about it and have often celebrated it. 

It is America's second Independence Day.

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger stood on a balcony in Galveston, Texas, and read General . . .

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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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