A look back: January 2019

It’s a tragedy whenever a tree is lost, and the aftermath of the Aug. 10 derecho windstorm was grounds for mourning across our H-F towns.

We were on a family visit and far from home on the day of the storm. Driving back to Flossmoor the next day, I started to understand what had just happened. My colleague Eric Crump posted an online story about the storm, and there was an email notice from Flossmoor announcing that 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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