Woman charged in connection with emaciated dog now cared for by SSHS


Ryder Kelly of Flossmoor was able to get into a groove Saturday, throwing down 13 pumpkins into the bed of a truck at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor. 

He confessed it was fun.

Ryder, 5, was a participant in the Chicago Southland Green Committee's annual pumpkin smash event, a fun way for area families to dispose of their Halloween decorations in an environmentally responsible way. 

Ryder Kelly prepares to toss a pumpking into a truck bed during the annual Pumpkin Smash event Saturday at Coyote Run Golf Course in . . .

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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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