Car crash causes damage to Flossmoor neighborhood fountain

Cook County has designated the week of Sept. 14 as Cook County Racial Equity Week celebrating Cook County’s past, present and future and acknowledging past harm, reckoning with impact today and casting a vision for our county’s future.

“We are proud to announce our second annual Racial Equity Week, furthering Cook County’s commitment to advancing racial equity through policy and practice,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. 

“We’ve curated a variety of topics and events to support racial equity understanding for everyday folks while highlighting what we are doing . . .

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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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