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Windy City ready to start recreational cannabis sales Jan. 1

Can Flossmoor residents welcome life-giving rains without flooded roadways, basements or backyard ponds? 

Village officials grapple with expensive bond issues to construct storm sewers, according to a recent H-F Chronicle article by Tom Houlihan. There is a less expensive, more immediate water control method the village could employ now as part of an overall plan … residential and commercial rain gardens throughout our village. 

These gardens are engineered to direct rain overflow from sump pumps, roofs and pavement (driveways, patios or parking lots) to areas that temporarily hold the water like a . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

Community Calendar