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Flossmoor Road is impassible at the viaduct after a storm on May 23. (Chronicle file photo)

The Flossmoor village board has taken a step toward addressing a major flooding issue downtown by approving a study that will look at possible improvements to the Flossmoor Road viaduct.

Board members gave a green light to the study at the remotely-held meeting on June 15. The study, which will be completed by Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers, aims to figure out solutions for mitigating the flooding in the viaduct and upstream tributary areas by studying the whole drainage basin . . .

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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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