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A look back: March 2019

Three weeks after a once-in-a-decade windstorm swept through Flossmoor, a giant pile of branches is being turned into a mountain of mulch.

On Wednesday, a huge chipping machine — a tub grinder — was gobbling up debris from the Aug. 10 derecho storm and spitting it into a 20-foot mound of vegetation. The grinder arrived Tuesday at Flossmoor’s Public Works complex, where it’s expected to chop up all the storm debris in a couple of days.

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Summer events

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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