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LaBanque Hotel in Homewood to close temporarily because of COVID-19 pandemic

Suburban Cook County was expecting to get its first allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer this week, but under the state’s tiered system it could still be months before it is available to the residents of Homewood and Flossmoor.

Cook County officials said during a conference call Monday, Dec. 14, that the suburbs were expecting to get 20,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine out of 109,000 coming to Illinois in the first allocation from the Strategic National Stockpile. But a phased rollout across the state means the first batch is reserved for . . .

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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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